INGE ROECKER - BOARD MEMBER
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Inge Roecker is an Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Today, Inge lives in Vancouver’s Chinatown, where she operates as principal architect of ASIR architekten, a critical architectural practice that focuses on cultural context and sustainable building.
Inge’s research is focused on sustainable forms of urban habitation and their relationship with evolving social and cultural forces. This expertise has led to her involvement with several organizations in Vancouver and Chinatown specifically, including the Garden, Heritage Vancouver, and the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective. She has led community outreach design studios in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Revitalization Program to explore the possibilities of transforming the historic district into a contemporary neighbourhood.
She is also the co-founder of the interdisciplinary research collective, living lab, which centers its inquiry and work on her interests in urban living and urban communities. The social, cultural, and material significance of her practice’s work has been recognized internationally through awards, publications, and exhibitions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees made of up local community leaders and experts.
In addition to the elected Trustees, there are non-voting seats on the Board for a representative from the City Council of the City of Vancouver, and the Board of Parks and Public Recreation.