A very healthy design

University Of Victoria Medical Sciences Building

In keeping with concerns about health, this building was designed to care about the health of the planet.

It is certified LEED Gold. The building houses medical teaching and research as a part of UBC’s undergraduate physician training program. In partnership with British Columbia Medical Training, the building comprises the University of Victoria’s portion of the distributed model. Key features include lecture theatres, laboratory and gross anatomy lab facilities, all for interactive distance education teaching, in which lectures are broadcast from the other UBC sites to students in this facility. The space also includes rooms for conventional teaching, small groups distance education seminars,  faculty offices, flexible research labs and animal care.