SFU - APPLIED SCIENCES BUILDING

RENOVATION & ADDITION

LOCATION

Burnaby, BC

CLIENT/OWNER

Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus

ARCHITECT

Grout McTavish Architecture 

Brad McTavish (Principal), Toshi Suzuki, Alex Ward, Alex Jia Ma, Deepinder Singh

CONSULTANTS

Structural Consultant: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Mechanical Consultant: Integral Group

Electrical Consultant: WSP

Envelope Consultant: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

YEAR DESIGNED

2016 - Present

SIZE

Existing: 12,315 sq.m

Addition: 770 sq.m

Total: 13,035 sq.m

Originally conceived as a rehabilitation project, the new Applied Sciences revitalization project was developed after an extensive investigation of the building determined the entire façade system would require replacement in order to extend it use.  The project reconfigured the interior administrative spaces, teaching facilities and introduced new collaborative learning areas within its expanded envelope.  The project l includes the development of an energy-efficient building envelope that is evocative of the campus aesthetic while helping to reduce SFU’s carbon footprint in the deployment of advance mechanical systems utilizing natural ventilation and high performance materials. In addition to addressing core building functions the building realigns major circulation spaces within its footprint to better accommodate campus wide circulation while creating a new entrance portal to the future east campus expansion. The overall mission of this multi stage project will see the complete realignment of graduate and undergraduate teaching facilities including research labs space to foster an open and collaborative education facility designed to furthering its computer and engineering sciences programs.

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