Biological Sciences Complex
Completed in 2011, the 15,800 square metre project is part of the highly successful UBC Renew program that refurbishes aging buildings rather than demolishing them. The building houses state-of-the-art laboratories, aquaria, research spaces, classrooms, offices and gathering spaces for the Departments of Botany and Zoology.
Glass-clad seismic buttresses provide articulation and visual interest. The glass panels incorporate miniature botanical and zoological images as pixels to create larger images that signal the uses within and which illuminate at night to add dramatic effect and lighting along the Main Mall of the campus.
Design and construction of the LEED Gold project was fast-tracked for completion in 19 months to meet an aggressive federal stimulus funding deadline.
Sustainable Architecture & Building Green Award