Exclusive 3D preview of Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

For immediate release

August 15, 2013

Exclusive 3D preview of Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design

Metro Vancouver, BC – KPU Richmond will be hosting an exclusive 3D preview and virtual tour of the upcoming Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, a $36-million industry-leading facility that will be a hub for fashion and design in Metro Vancouver.

The state-of-the-art expansion was made possible by a generous $12-million gift from Shannon and Chip Wilson, and lululemon athletica; a donation matched by both the province and KPU. Over the next three years, the building will become the focal point of the campus, the catalyst that transforms KPU Richmond into a “destination university” for fashion and design students from B.C., Canada and abroad.

Both Chip and Shannon Wilson will be attending the event on August 20, along with representatives from KPU, leaders in the fashion industry, community representatives – including Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie – and the design team behind the project.

The open-house will provide an opportunity for students, industry and community members to learn more about the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, and the programs it will facilitate. It’s also the chance to be one of the first to explore the new facility with an architecturally accurate 3D virtual tour.

Where: KPU Richmond, 8771 Lansdowne Road, in the Rotunda on the Main Floor
When: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Info: Refreshments and complimentary parking will be available.

The new School of Design will offer innovative education in fashion, interior and product design and graphic design for marketing. It will house an advanced research space that fosters collaboration between designers, strategic technologists and industry leaders. Once complete, the new facility will increase on-campus academic space by 124 per cent.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.

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For more information about KPU, contact:

Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist
Tel: 604.599.2883
hayley.woodin@kpu.ca