A building at the top of its class
University of the Fraser Valley Student Union Building, Abbotsford
Needed: a one-stop destination for all student services.
Must provide a home for a student pub, campus radio station, a student newspaper studio and a multi-purpose hall.
Also should look awesome…..
Presenting the new Student Union building at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Juxtaposing key components of student life, it serves as a portal to diversity, vibrancy, inspiration, and transformation. Providing a space for students to meet, relax and socialize, the building’s main purpose is to provide space for the functions and operations of the Student Union.
Amidst the natural beauty of the setting, the 3-storey sailing weaves into the existing vehicular and pedestrian network fabric of the campus, incorporating contemporary and sustainable elements to reﬂect the conscious responsibility of our generation to the future, while responding to the history of the place.
The project achieved LEED Gold Certiﬁcation from CaGBC. The 4,700sm Student Union Building will undoubtedly become the hub for young minds experiencing campus life.
A nice fit with history
Royal Roads University Learning + Innovation Centre
The location on this project called for the kid gloves treatment. The Learning Innovation Centre is a building that blends into a former military historic site. Royal Roads University programs are centred on active team learning complemented with blended learning models that allow learners to continue their studies off campus and return to campus for periodic residences. The four-storey, contemporary educational technology and learning facility provides flexible, inspiring, welcoming spaces. Planning allowed for the projected enrolment growth in the university’s expanding roster of academic programs.
Our client said:
The Learning Innovation Centre is modern and innovative, yet respectful of the historical and natural environment in which it sits….
Alan Cahoon, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor
The eyes have it
University of the Frasier Valley Building C Visual Arts
Could we turn what used to be a trade school into an inspiring home for the visual arts? The answer was a resounding, yes.
The project consisted of refurbishment and re-building of the existing trades teaching facility. We transformed it into teaching space for the visual arts program, student services offices, 9 new classrooms and over 45 offices for faculty. The existing building underwent a seismic upgrading, building code and systems upgrade and an exterior cladding retrofit.
The end result? Simply beautiful.