Erick Villagomez


Part-Time Lecturer

  • Office: WMAX 231

Erick Villagomez is an educator, independent researcher and designer with academic and professional interests in the human settlements at all scales. He an adjunct professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design within the Interior Design program. For several years, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture where he taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses focused on settlements. Erick is the founding principal of Metis Design-Build — a practice that works on diverse projects ranging from small-scale architecture to urban design consulting — and the Editor-in-Chief of Spacing Vancouver, an online publication looking at Metro Vancouver’s public realm and urban landscape. Urban cartography and illustration are also a part of Erick’s diverse practice. Constantly drawing and painting digitally, he maintains a bi-weekly urban sketching column called Visual Thoughts on Spacing Vancouver. Check out his artistic gallivants.

His research, consulting and writing has influenced patterns of urban development locally and abroad — contributing to the adoption of ‘green’ urban design processes, plans, codes, standards, guidelines and prototypes.

Erick Villagomez

Research and Specialties

  • Housing
  • Settlement patterns
  • Urban development
  • Urban greening
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Urban systems
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