About this Walk

We will discuss and explore the typology of laneway housing. What makes for more thoughtful architecture and design?

  • How can rear lanes or alleys become more active and vibrant areas of neighbourhoods?
  • Why build a laneway house?
  • What are some challenges facing homeowners when they decide to build a laneway house?

Building Equality in Architecture (BEA) Calgary aims to support, celebrate, and connect practitioners working in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, and the construction industry.

PLEASE NOTE: We’ll start and end where promised, but otherwise we may vary the route a bit to see the most interesting places.

Quadrant: NW
Meeting Place: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW
Finish Point: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association,1320 5 Ave NW
Walk Duration: 1.5 hours
Areas of Interest: Urbanism, Architecture
Led By: Maricris Ussher, Lisa Chong
Look for: BEA Calgary sign
Inner City: Yes