Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Lab
|Client:||University of British Columbia|
|Delivery Method:||Construction Management|
|Size:||175,000 sq. ft.|
- Complete demolition and rebuild of one building and renovation of a second building
- Construction took place on an operational post-secondary campus
- Winner of 2020 Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Gold Awards of Excellence
The project has renewed the Biological Sciences North Wing (built in 1976) and replaced the deteriorated Biological Sciences Centre Block (built in 1948). The project includes: teaching laboratories for Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Cellular and Physiological Sciences; teaching lab support, including preparation rooms, environment chambers, and plant and specimen collections; instructors’ offices and administrative support; student help centre, informal learning space, and student association offices. It also houses the Faculty of Science Co-op for life sciences programs; replacement lecture theatres and classrooms; and replacement and upgrade of biological science complex functions currently in north wing and centre block, including botany administration hub, post-doctoral and graduate student offices, the bio-imaging facility, research greenhouse and growth chambers, loading/receiving, central stores, workshops, aquatics research and hummingbird lab.