VanAir Design is an engineering design company that specializes in interior building products. Founded in 2012 by a team of six students at the University of British Columbia (UBC), VanAir Design operates in Vancouver, BC, and designs solutions for sustainable buildings and efficient retrofits—a rapidly growing industry in North America. VanAir’s primary
product, the Ventilated Door, allows air to continually flow between rooms while remaining closed. Their innovative product provides the same sound attenuation of a closed door and meets current sustainability trends.
Assembled together as part of the UBC program New Venture Design (APSC 468 & COMM 466), the team made significant progress within the eight month time scope and is now a commercialized business.