University of British Columbia Plans School of Biomedical Engineering Building

Published 2-12-2021
  • University of British Columbia - School of Biomedical Engineering Building
  • University of British Columbia - School of Biomedical Engineering Building

    Courtesy of the University of British Columbia.

The University of British Columbia is planning to construct the CAD$136 million School of Biomedical Engineering Building on the Point Grey campus in Vancouver. The 151,305-gsf facility will accommodate teaching and research labs, collaboration spaces, meeting rooms, and offices. Featuring innovative learning venues for undergraduate and graduate programs, the building will provide classrooms, a 250-seat lecture hall, and a central atrium for informal learning and interaction. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which will incorporate structural components made of cross-laminated timber. 

Additionally, UBC is planning to build an adjacent structure for the School of Nursing and the School of Kinesiology. Acting as a new campus gateway, the CAD$179 million, 239,585-sf project will offer sophisticated facilities for interprofessional education and research. The sustainably designed building will include high-fidelity simulation labs, four large lecture halls, an integrated student health services center, and administrative space for UBC Health. 

Both projects are slated for occupancy in 2024.