The Stoop

Furniture design and research for Vancouver’s deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.


Emily Carr


General Fine Arts, Industrial Design




  • Duane Elverum
  • Janet Moore
  • Lena Soots

City of Vancouver:

  • David Ramslie
  • Rachel Moscovich

Student Team:

  • Otilia Spatulescu
  • Corrina Suveges
  • Charlotte Kennedy
  • Romney Shipway


  • Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

City goal area:

  • Zero Waste
  • Green Economy
  • Green Building


Our project was aimed to address Zero Waste, Green Economy and Green Building targets in the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. After talking with David Ramslie and Rachel Moscovich about the pending 2015 Wood Waste ban and the viability of a potential deconstruction hub, we decided to investigate methods to utilize wood waste in ways that increase its value. Through design, we have created a high end sleek modern bench that has potential to viably re-enter the economic stream. By naming our bench The Stoop, we wanted to relate it to construction and deconstruction of homes while playing with the idea of a place where public meets the private. Our bench will travel to different businesses that offer a space for conversation with the intent to link people to our process via a QR code and inspire other artists, designers and builders to tap into this valuable resource therefore creating demand for a deconstruction hub.

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