Exhibition of VABE Students' work in the SoCA Gallery

Visual Arts and the Built Environment

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Visual Arts and the Built Environment [VABE] is a unique program between the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario) and the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, Michigan).

Alexane Chiasson talks about the VABE program, and the unique opportunities it offers students who have an interest in both art, and architecture.


Students working in VABE Studio

VABE brings together students and faculty from both schools to approach the design of the built environment as artist and architect.

By crossing the boundaries of these traditionally separated professions, students learn to examine the built environment from the perspective of aesthetics, creativity, social culture, construction, utility, meaning, and history. Visit the VABE Projects website.

For more information contact:

Jason Grossi
Coordinator - Visual Art and the Built Environment (VABE)
Visual Arts and the Built Environment [VABE]
University of Windsor
School of Creative Arts
Armouries Building
37 University Ave. E. 
Windsor, ON, Canada  N9A 1E4
(519) 253-3000 ext 2781