Nicolas D Robitaille
B.A. / M.Arch. / Designer
Nicolas was born in Sherbrooke, Québec and moved to Vancouver in 2009 to pursue his studies in Architecture at the University of British Columbia.
He discovered the city of New Westminster by accident 2 years ago while commuting between Vancouver and Surrey for work. He fell in love with the place at first sight. The rich coexistence of past and present in downtown New West would make the area the perfect site for the development of his graduation project.
Nicolas' previous work and study experiences were related to graphic and environmental design. His thesis, called "Imaging New Westminster" connects the notions of branding he's so passionate about, to the fields of architecture and city development. He is interested in the creation of identity as well as the perception and appropriation from the public.
Currently freelancing as a designer, his work is in the realms of graphic design and residential architecture. He is a founding member of <a title="Remed" href="http://www.r3m3d.com" target="_blank"><span style="color: #fe3d00;">Remed</span></a>, a collective of architects whose ideas of urban development go hand in hand with the establishment of lasting and moving experiences.
Cultivating City Identity
BY NICOLAS D ROBITAILLE
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 27, 2013
"This place is not Vancouver!"
In "Cultivating City Identity" from PechaKucha night New Westminster Vol. 3, Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area and shows off his impressive proposition that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining.