Auditorium and the Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Location:
6344 Memorial Rd.
Date:
1924-25
Nov. 2010: UBC Renew Renovations
Architect:
Provincial Department of Public Works
Cost:
Total cost for all nine semi-permanent buildings: $500,000.
UBC Renew for Auditorium (2010): $22,000,000
Renovations for Recital Hall (2010): $1,000,000
Sources of funds:
B.C. Government loan
Roy and Gunilla Barnett donated $2,000,000 for upgrades
Architectural features:
H-shaped, wood-frame and stucco. Renaissance.
UBC Renew: New seating, a new 60-person orchestra pit; new stage lighting and rigging systems; modern classroom technology; two rehearsal halls; a 2,000-square-foot costume shop; expanded lobby, box office and reception spaces; mechanical equipment lifts, and seismic upgrades. Restored in the process were many heritage features, including wood windows, plasterwork and a wall painted with alumni autographs, seismic upgrades, and updated equipment.
Name History:
Also referred to as the Old Auditorium.
Notes:
Ceiling collapsed in 1970.
Sources:
University Archives; UBC Reports; UBC Public Affairs

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