Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre
|Client:||University of British Columbia|
|Delivery Method:||Construction Management|
|Size:||125,000 sq. ft.|
- 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.