- 1874 East Mall
- Original construction 1939-40
North wing (Brock Hall Annex) 1956-57
Student Services Centre 1991-93
- 1939-40 Sharp & Thompson
Thompson Berwick Pratt
Poon Gardner Billington
- $9,735,000 total
- Sources of funds:
- 1939-40: $80,000 (Donations from students, alumni, and the general public,
money borrowed by Alma Mater Society,
grant from UBC Board of Governors,
$335,000 (Loan supported by a continuation of the
self-imposed annual $5 levy on all students, after the Memorial Gymnasium
debt had been retired)
(UBC and B.C. government)
- Name history:
R.W. Brock, Dean of Applied Science and his wife Mildred, who both died
in a plane crash in 1935.
- Use history:
- 1940-67 student union building.
1967- UBC administration, including Student Services - original Brock Hall
re-opened as UBC Welcome Centre in 2005.
- Architectural features:
- Annex - 3-storey concrete structure,
grey glazed brick exterior finish.
Mosaic "Symbols of Education" on exterior of the Annex by UBC Architecture
professor Lionel Thomas, first student-commissioned work of art on campus,
unveiled October 1959. Each symbol represents an academic discipline and
their arrangement suggests the inter-relationship of different areas of
- Seriously damaged by fire in 1954. AMS immediately
started a fund "Rebuild the Brock" and within six months the building was
repaired at cost of $400,000 and re-opened.
- Thompson, Berwick, Pratt; Goodall.
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