Lord Tennyson Elementary & Child Care
Variegated masonry work is nearing completion at the new Lord Tennyson Elementary School and child care facility. Wrapped in multi-patterned red and grey brick, the new building is a contemporary interpretation of the classic red brick schoolhouse. The school will support over 400 French Immersion students in state-of-the-art 21st century learning environments with a 69-space child care centre featuring an expansive outdoor play area on the top floor.
Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC
Brock Commons Tallwood House has been featured on the cover of Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, a joint publication by the American Wood Council and the International Code Council that provides an overview of the requirements for mass timber construction in 2015, 2019, and 2021 International Building Code. The tallest mass timber building in the world at the time of its completion in 2017, Brock Commons Tallwood House set a standard for mass timber construction that has helped lead the way for tall wood buildings to reach even greater heights.
Clad in striking white masonry and steel, the new chapel at Vancouver College is taking shape. The arched doorway from the original 1927 school building has been restored and incorporated into the new construction as the main chapel entrance. Following the completion of Manrell Hall middle school in 2018, the second phase of the Vancouver College redevelopment includes a new elementary school and will be completed in the fall.
Construction is underway on the new UBC Geological Field Station in Oliver, BC. A cornerstone of geology education at UBC since the 1950s, the historic site no longer met the space requirements of the UBC Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. The new facility will provide a simple, functional teaching, learning, and living environment for students to learn about field geology and practice their newly-developed mapping skills in the surrounding wilderness.