Duane Elverum

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Duane Elverum is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of CityStudio Vancouver, as well as a designer and educator. He has taught at university for 20 years, first at the UBC School of Architecture where he created the Hornby Island design/build program, and subsequently at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue as an associate and visiting professor. He has also held positions at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design: Assistant Dean for Foundation, Academic Advisor and Assistant Professor in Design.

He runs and cycles in the mountains, travels widely in his van, Minty, and has undertaken 6 crossings of the North and South Pacific ocean, including with OceanGybe’s Plastics Research Expedition. He holds a graduate degree with honours in architecture from the University of British Columbia. He is a despairing Optimist. Read more here.