Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre

Client: University of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, BC
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Size: 125,000 sq. ft.
Completion: 2009
Project Highlights
  • Deconstruction of existing buildings prior to construction of Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre
  • Existing structure was crushed in place and used as fill for the new foundation to reduce recyclable waste
  • Constructed using cast-in place concrete

A landmark building on Main Mall of the University of British Columbia housing a public museum, a laboratory and office wing. This facility is home for both the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum which features a massive glass atrium to showcase an 85 foot long skeleton of a blue whale and a 30,000 sq.ft. living roof to support aquatic plants and insects while reducing storm water runoff. Extensive coordination and scheduling was done surrounding this element of the building to ensure a successful outcome was achieved.

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