Size/ 25,000 m²
Competition/ Open RFP process 2020
Status/ Expected Completion 2024
Client/ University of British Columbia
Collaborating Architect/ Perkins&Will
Landscape Architect/ Hapa Collaborative
Engineers/ RJC, Stantec, Smith+Andersen, InterCAD
Sustainability/ Targeting Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard & LEED v4 Gold certification
Awards/ Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, Award of Excellence for UBC Gateway in Vancouver, Canada
The new Gateway building at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus entrance will reflect UBC’s reputation as a world-class university. The sustainable 25,000-square-metre health science academic and research building will transform the campus arrival experience for students, staff, and visitors. Targeting completion in 2024, the building will co-locate the School of Nursing, School of Kinesiology, Integrated Student Health Services, and Health and Language Sciences components.
Bringing together different departments will strengthen the academic programs through collaboration opportunities. The facility will host a mix of spaces, including wet and dry labs, clinical areas, lecture theatres and classrooms, gym and fitness facilities, and office and administrative functions.