A Short history of Invivo Design
In vivo - Literally, "in life". A term describing processes that occur within a living cell or organism
Invivo Design Studio was founded in Tel-Aviv by life partners Yael Stav and Gordon Glaze. Design research at the studio started by purchasing vertical vegetation systems from established vendors and assessing them for food production in our small Tel-Aviv Yard.
Invivo’s yard soon became a tourist attraction in it’s own right with weekly tours being conducted for sightseers regularly. It became a venue for instruction of vertical vegetation, permaculture and urban agriculture. The yard was inspiring in its methods and prolific in its yield.
After moving to Vancouver, Yael completed her PhD research titled “Designing Living Walls for Environmental and Social Benefits” while Gordon patented a new living wall technology. The couple now wants to bring the pleasures of edible living walls to the streets of Vancouver through the BC incarnation of Invivo Design Studio.
The People of Invivo Design
Yael Stav, PhD
Yael Stav completed her PhD in Landscape Architecture (Sustainable Desing) from QUT (Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane, Australia after graduating with a Masters of Design from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
Yael is a LEED Green Associate and Certified Passive House Consultant, with a passion for vertical vegetation, urban agriculture, permaculture, transition, and sustainability education.
Gordon is a seasoned inventor in the realms of plant genetics, horticulture and biotechnology. With over 30 patents to his name he provides innovation, creativity and experience to the team. Gordon is Yael's life partner and the father of their 3 children.
Mendel is an industrial designer, winner of the Canadian James Dyson Award (2012), and former President of the Vancouver Mycological Society. Mendel is honoured to work with Invivo Design, in the service of twin passions for ecology and technology.