Built is a Temporary Design Store selling products from local art and design students and Alumni based in Edmonton, Alberta. Every product is created by students who have gained skills in manufacturing and design from their degree in Industrial and Visual Communication Design as well as Fine Arts. These products are often self exploratory projects that students create on their own time, and are unique items that are made to high quality, professional standards.

BUILT 2018

Photos taken our current location, Kingsway Mall (109 Street & Kingsway NW). This year we’re ecstatic to be featuring the works of 44 local vendors: students and alumni from the University of Alberta’s visual communication and industrial design programs.

Built Grand Opening 2018. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for their time and effort, Blindman Brewing Co. for the amazing food and beverages, and Rule of Thirds for some delightful tunes. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our wonderful sponsors Avenue Magazine, ECA, Edmonton Made, Oliver Apt and OASIS, we could not have done it without you!

BUILT 2017


Here's a sneak peek of our Launch Party for Built. A warm thank you to all our volunteers for making the event possible,  Good Information for jamming with us, Alley Kat Brewery for providing the brews, Italian Centre Shop Ltd.. for helping out with the food, Edmonton Made and Dialog for sponsoring us and Rostyslav Soroka for creating this beautiful video for everyone to enjoy! We could not have done it without the help of all of you! 



Photos were taken during the SDA's Built x Vignettes Showcase. Photos taken by Rebecca Stasiuk. 



BUILT 2016

Photos courtesy of Alyssa Lau


3rd annual built shop Comes to a Close!

Another successful year completed!

On December 21st, 2016, the talented students from the U of A design program closed the third annual “pop up” shop, called Built. The shop included over 70 items designed, branded and manufactured by students, ranging from jewelry and housewares, to prints and furniture. This event took place at Kingsway Mall. 

We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Built. Our opening night was a huge success, and it continued on throughout the next ten days.

If you have any questions about submissions, please e-mail submissions@thesda.ca



BUILT 2015

BUILT 2015

The Student Design Association set up Pop Pop as a temporary design shop to sell University of Alberta student design work, and was located on Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Pop Pop is an annual event that typically runs in December as an opportunity for students to develop and sell work to the public. We place emphasis on quality and creativity, carrying a range of products from furniture and clothing, to jewelry and housewares. Both years have been quite financially successful, with 75% of profits going directly back to participating students. This is a time-lapse of Pop Pop's set up and reception, created by Rebecca Cormier and Colton Lockridge.


Check out our final sales report from the 2015 built Shop. It was a Massive success all thanks to every party involved!

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If you're a design student at the University of Alberta and you are interested in participating in Built, feel free to let us know and give us feedback. The more interest we receive, the easier it is for us to begin working on another pop up shop in Edmonton.


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