UBC Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Labs

  • UBC - Main Campus Location
  • Design Build Project Type
  • VRCA Silver Award of Excellence Project Award
  • 153,385 ft² Project Size
  • Scott Construction General Contractor
  • September 2019 Completion Date

Project Summary

A Bridge Electric design build project with AES Engineering as our partner.

The project is two wings of a large four wing functional teaching laboratory complex. The facility includes space for laboratories, research space, classrooms, seminar rooms, and a 125 seat lecture theatre and serves a multitude of disciplines; molecular cell genetics, inverts & aquatics, botany, bio chemistry, microbiology, & humming birds.

The East wing is a brand new 6 level structure that contains the new lecture theatre. While the North wing is classified as a renovation, the 6 level structure was stripped back down to the core with significant structural upgrades (shear walls, transfer beams & associated footings, expansion joints, etc.) making this essentially a full new installation.

Picture Credits: UBC Undergrad Teach+Research Labs / Diamond Schmitt Architects / © ANDREW LATREILLE