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Prof. Ray Cole Is New Director of UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Dr. Ray Cole.

The faculty of applied science at the University of British Columbia announces the appointment of Dr. Ray Cole as the director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), effective July 1, 2006.

Cole received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from City University, London, and a PhD in architectural science from the University of Wales.

He has been an architecture professor with UBC since 1977, where his research, teaching and professional activities have focused on environmental responsibility and sustainability in architecture. Cole heads the Environmental Research Group in SALA and is an internationally respected consultant.

Cole has furthering the theory and practice of building environmental assessment and was instrumental in the adaptation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in Canada, the creation of the Residential Environmental Assessment Program at UBC, and the Green Building Challenge, an initiative to assess the progress in green building practices worldwide.

Cole will be the inaugural director of SALA, which was formed in July 2005 by the consolidation of the UBC School of Architecture and the UBC Landscape Architecture program. The new school includes graduate level professional and post-professional programs in architecture and landscape architecture, together with an undergraduate program in environmental design. The school has a full-time faculty of 26, 10 staff and over 300 students.

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