Programming & Feasibility Studies

Chernoff Thompson Architects team is frequently engaged to provide facility programs and feasibility studies for projects in which the firm is retained as the architect. Our facility programs provide the Client with an enhanced service and bring comprehensive understanding of user needs and facilitate approaches that explore ideas "outside the box."



Science Building Facility Program
University of Victoria
 Victoria, BC

Chernoff Thompson Architects was engaged by the University of Victoria to prepare a program document for the new Science Building in which functions and area requirements for each user group were assessed. This report allows the design team to design a facility that satisfies the functional program for the participants.



TASC 2 Wet & Dry laboratory, Simon Fraser University  Vancouver, BC

Chernoff Thompson Architects was engaged by Simon Fraser University to prepare a program document for the new TASC 2 multi-user laboratory facility in Burnaby. The task was to establish a facility program which describes the functions and area requirements for each tenant group. The work included preparing a needs assessment which includes a brief review of users present and future needs and wishes, lab requirements and an inventory of lab equipment which occupies the new spaces.






UNBC Sports Plex Program
University of Northern British Columbia
 Prince George, BC

Chernoff Thompson Architects and our Prince George office Bryan Chernoff Thompson Architects provided a feasibility study for a sportsplex facility located on the University of Northern British Columbia campus. The building was a proposal to provide facilities to international university standards for competitive sports. Designed to serve both the university and the local Prince George community, the Sportsplex's facilities were to cater to basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, roller hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, track athlete training, climbing and group gatherings.




Integrated Science Centre
Malaspina University-College
 Nanaimo, BC

Chernoff Thompson Architects is currently engaged by Malaspina University-College to prepare a program document for the Integrated Science Centre. The program will be for a new 4,250 sm (45,750 sf)facility and western campus redevelopment on the campus, for science, teaching and research.



ICICS, University of British Columbia  Vancouver, BC

We assisted the University of British Columbia in the preparation of a successful CFI funding application for a new ICICS facility adjacent to the existing ICICS building. The study involved an examination of various development scenarios for the available land to accommodate the new facility, a lecture theatre and classroom and up to 80 cars on site, as well as allowing room for expansion.


McLeod Expansion, University of British Columbia  Vancouver, BC

The University was contemplating a new 6,040 sm (65,000 sf) electrical computer engineering addition to the McLeod Building with a potential for commercial users on two floors and academic users on the other floors. The feasibility study explored options on the developable area and integration with the adjacent CEME and McLeod engineering buildings




Kaon Programming, University of British Columbia  Vancouver, BC

The new KAON Factory at the University of British Columbia was to be located at the existing TRIUMF site but would have involved a massive enlargement of the existing Meson Facility, undertaking particle physics research utilizing an underground accelerator ring. On completion, the facility would have been one of only two pion therapy locations in the world and to keep Canada in the forefront of world intermediate energy research. The study provided facility programming, a master plan, and schematic design for several new buildings.


Toxicology Centre, Pacific Environmental Centre, Environment Canada  North Vancouver, BC

A facility program and concept design was developed for an emerging science area of the existing centre. Space considerations were evaluated and functions and operations were researched.



Eye Care Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health  Vancouver, BC

Programming for a new Eye Care Centre to accomodate two groups, the UBC Department of Opthamology and Visual Sciences and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research institute. Spaces include operating rooms and support areas, wet lab research rooms and associated arc space, and space for clinical trials.




Student Union Building
University of the Fraser Valley
 Abbotsford, BC

This program includes space for student clubs, newspaper, radio station, restaurant/pub, student services, multi-faith room, and a general purpose multipurpose hall and associate storage and support spaces. Extensive consultation with student and university representatives collected detail information from a wide variety of sources and interest groups.




Learning and Innovation Centre
Royal Roads University
 Victoria, BC

This program studied requirements of academic credit programs, executive education, corporate education, visitor services and continuing studies and consolidates requirements into classroom and office space needs to meet the functional requirements. Main objectives with RRU and a philosophy of master program principles was developed. This project is a Jensen Chernoff Thompson project.


Hydrogen Research Lab, Simon Fraser University
Surrey Campus
 Surrey, BC

We assisted SFU in studying the possibility of locating a Hydrogen research facility on the Podium 3 level of the Surrey City Centre Campus.



CTA confirmed and developed detailed program requirements for the new Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory. Extensive detailed consultation with users included mechanical and electrical systems, radioactive shielding requirements, and defines spaces such as target hall, target preparation, Rare Isotope Beam Building, Mass Separator Room, an Electron Hall and a Compressor Facility, in 3 distinct buildings.