Task Force Building

Location:
2352 Health Sciences Mall
Date:
Original construction 1948-49
Addition 1950.
Architect:
Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
Cost:
1948-49 $54,500
1950 $20,000
Sources of funds:
B.C. Government
Name history:
Originally Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics Building. Now also known as S.E.R.F. (Surplus Equipment and Recycling Facility) Building.
Architectural features:
80' x 120' frame construction on concrete foundations. Wood trusses, tar and gravel roof. 6" drop siding both interior and exterior. Large strip windows between wall columns and 6 large sliding doors.
Notes:
1948 first machine shop and lab planned by Prof. J.R.W. Young - square 80'x80' building. Additional 40' of length added with hydraulics lab and food processing lab, office and two classrooms on 2nd floor.
Originally located at the site of today's Macmillan Building east wing. Moved to the present location in mid-1960s.
Sources:
Special Collections; Thompson, Berwick, Pratt; Blyth Eagles fonds.

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