Exhibit Tour


Touring Exhibition Schedule

28 March – ongoing 2013 – The Kasian Gallery, University of Calgary, Canada.

17 Nov 6 2012 –  17 Mar 2013 – UB Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.

8 Nov 2011- 18 Feb 2012 – Atrium Gallery, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.




Rooftop soccer, outdoor movies: the new strip mall? –   Globe and Mail

How About Gardening or Golfing at the Mall – The New York Times

Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before – The Atlantic

Design Contest Rethinks Strip Mall – The Chronical Herald

Canada Rethinks Suburban Strip mall Strategy – The China Post

Strip Appeal Jury Winner is a Timely Lesson from Debt Ridden America – Display Magazine

UB Architects Win International Competition With Paln to Give Old Strip Malls Back to the People – Archinet

What do you do with a problem like a strip mall? – Unlimited

Canada Rethinks Strip Malls – AFP

North America Rethinks its Strip Malls – Planetizen

What do you do with a problem like a strip mall? – Unlimited

Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Stip Mall – Buffalo Rising

German Architects Win Edmonton Strip-Mall Design Contest – The Edmonton Journal

Canada's Strip Malls Crumble Towards Extinction  –  National Post

UFV Alumnus Reinvents the Strip Mall – UVF News

Making the Strip Appealing – The Cascade

Mall Stripped Bare – National Post

U of A asks designers to rethink '50-era strip malls  –  Edmonton Journal

Strip Malls getting extreme makeover   –  The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)

Redesigning the strip mall – Metro
Strip appeal – UofA Reseach



The main outcome of the Strip Appeal competition will be the creation of a travelling exhibit and bookwork that will tour planning departments and architecture/design schools across North America throughout 2012. Drawing on our contacts at CRSC the exhibit will travel to:

Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, North Carolina, San Diego, Huston, Washington State, Oregon, Minnesota and Montana. Exact locations t.b.c.


First Prize 

  • Cash prize of $1000.
  • Showcased in travelling exhibit and bookwork.


Runner Up and Public Choice Prize

  • Cash prizes ($500 each).
  • Showcased in travelling exhibit and bookwork.


The remaining shortlisted finalists will also be featured in the traveling exhibit. A selection of these will also feature in the bookwork, which is to be published by the University of Alberta. All the shortlisted entries will be featured in the web-gallery.

A special issue of CURB magazine will be also be devoted to documenting the competition and its outcomes. CURB Magazine is a forum for imagining a prosperous and sustainable future and finding ways to make city-regions a great place to live. Curb articles are policy-relevant and accessible to a diverse audience including urban planners and designers, elected officials and administrators, architects, developers, and people interested in community development.