Sauder School of Business
Completed in 2014, the five-phase, 25,000 square metre renewal and expansion was conceived with a goal to inspire future generations of business leaders with an inspiring environment designed to foster collaboration, creativity and innovation.
To achieve a bold and innovative identity, a new glazed facade wraps the complex and unifies the assemblage of formerly disparate parts. The facade reflects the rhythm, cadence and pattern language of a barcode with a striated pattern of stained blue and green wood panels set behind the glazing.
At the heart of the transformation is a dramatic, soaring atrium that links the original building with a new classroom block to create a hub to which every department links. A twin-lobed leadership centre crowns the addition, and a penthouse conference centre has been added atop the existing administrative tower.
An innovative donor recognition program incorporates large-scale portraits into glazed interior walls using international currency symbols as pixels. People and places associated with business from the past become a link and inspiration for entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future.
Fifty Most Impressive Environmentally University Buildings
Fifty Most Beautiful Schools in the World
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture
Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Design Award
Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award
Vancouver Regional Construction Association Award of Excellence