The Designing for People Research Cluster is concluding in April 2024. Kindly be advised that our office will not be accessible after this date.

DFP Research Facilitator

Aline Silva
Office: FSC 3641
Office Phone: 604-822-1130

DFP Classrooms

The Designing for People Research Cluster's physical space is located on the UBC Point Grey campus in UBC's Forest Sciences Centre, FSC Suite 2300. The DFP Suite includes 3 spaces: the DFP Classroom, where most of our events and courses are held; the DFP Studio, a project lab and lounge (including sofas and an excellent coffee machine - come hang out), and the Vault (come and see for yourself).

The Forestry building is indicated by the red arrow below:

map of UBC

To find the DFP classrooms (FSC 2330, 2331, and 2333), enter the Forestry building with Tim Horton's on your right. Walk through the open atrium and up the stairs to the second floor. Path is shown below using red arrows.


Once on the second floor, turn left and go through the set of double doors. The DFP suite of classrooms will be on your right. Path is shown below using red arrows (suite indicated by purple star).


DFP Office

The DFP office is on the 3rd floor. Here you'll find our Research Facilitator, Cluster Coordinator and Admin/Communications Assistant. 

To locate the DFP office, enter the Forestry building and use the elevator beside Tim Hortons. Turn left as you exit the elevator, then turn left again. Room 3641 is at the end of the hallway on the right. Path is shown below using red arrows (suite indicated by purple star).





Find Parking

There are several parking lots near us, but the closest are B4 Lot (open-air) and Thunderbird Parkade. These lots are marked with a purple star below:


Parking Lot Details:
B4 Lot and Thunderbird Parkade
Open 7:00am - 2:00am
$3.50/hr max $16.00

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Sign-Up for Emails

DFP@UBC has a number of email lists that are used to send announcements to people who are interested in DFP@UBC.
To join the list that is appropriate, send an email to with the following information: 

  1. Your name (first and last)
  2. Your email address
  3. Who you are (Student? Industry partner? Let us know so that we can add you to the correct list)

A DFP staff member will send you a confirmation email once you have been added.

To remove yourself from a list, send an email to with your name and email address.

Building Address:

Forest Science Building
2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4
DFP Classroom: Suite 2300
DFP Administration: Suite 3641

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Mailing Address:

The University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4 Canada