UBC Theses and Dissertations

UBC Theses Logo

UBC Theses and Dissertations

A film centre for Vancouver, British Columbia Schupp, John Alvin


This Thesis Project began as an attempt to explore the basic principles of Cinema: Light, Time and Movement. As the project evolved I began to explore and develop various design ideas. These included: the exploration of voyeuristic qualities within Cinema and Architec tural ideas based on illusion and rhythm; cinema as a medium; and, geometric maipulations and how different geometries might co-exist in an attempt to foster an image of diversity while defocusing the stereotypical idea of school and institution. The final product consisted of a 36,000 sq. ft. Film Centre, that housed a Film School, Indoor and Outdoor Cinemas, the Vancouver Film Festival Offices, a multi-media Restaurant and an Independant Film Studio.

Item Media

Item Citations and Data


For non-commercial purposes only, such as research, private study and education. Additional conditions apply, see Terms of Use https://open.library.ubc.ca/terms_of_use.