Erika Balcombe

Research Key Words

Architecture, exhibit design, media, urban density, housing, material culture

Research Interests

My research at UBC revolves around the built environment. I am interested in exhibit design and technology’s role in enhancing and hindering the user experience.

Exhibit development and design, Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
http://jewishmuseum.ca/exhibits/online-exhibits/

Research and development of online exhibits “On These Shores” and “Oakridge” (in development) as well as contribution to a podcast series on tradition foods (in development)

BA Anthropology, UBC, 1995

Bachelor of Applied Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2001

UBC Supervisor: Nicola Levell

MA Graduate Student Initiative Fellowship | 2016/2017

IN Award | 2005 –  Best in competition (hospitality) for Miele showroom

idi (Interior Designers institute) | 2005 – Award of Excellence for Miele showroom

idibc (Interior Designers institute of British columbia) | 2004 – Silver (workplace) for Electronic Arts Vancouver

IESNA (Illuminating Engineers Society) | 2004 – First place for Electronic Arts

idi (Interior Designers institute) | 2004 – Award of Excellence for Electronic Arts Vancouver

Award of Excellence for Nokia Research Facility

idi (Interior Designers institute) | 2003 – Honourable mention for UBC Chapman Learning Commons

idi (Interior Designers institute) | 2003 – Award of Excellence for Electronic Arts Vancouver

IDI (INTERIOR DESIGNERS iNSTITUTE) | 2002 – Award of Excellence for OpenRoad Toyota, Richmond

IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) | 2001 – Second place in international student design competition (group project)

Shaw contract AWARD, Kwantlen Polytechnic University | 2000

First place in student design competition

Moira Irving Award, UBC | 1998

Recipient of research grant for conservation of mummified remains acquired by MOA; coordinated with UBC Hospital’s Radiology Department