Student Union Building (SUB)

Location:
6115 SUB Boulevard
Date:
Original Construction: 1968
Additions: 1981, 1984
Architect:
1968: Pratt, Lindgren, Snider
1981, 1984: Richard Henriquez and Partners
Cost:
1968: $5 million
1981: $1.2 million
1984: $1.2 million
Sources of funds:
1968: 78% financed by a $15 per year levy paid by all students
Architectural features:
This buildings with brick cladding and stucco. This building is considered as the product of the confrontational nature of the sixties with the usage of heavily treated, massive concrete walls.
Construction Type:
Concrete
Building users:
Alma Mater Society, Bank of Montreal, Plant Operations, School of Human Kinetics, Athletics and Sports Services, UBC Food Services
Notes:
The Old Stadium was demolished to make way for the construction of the Student Union Building when Brock Hall became too small to house all student activities. The building consists of a ballroom, small conference rooms, seminar rooms and club areas; special facilities include recreation area (pub, lounge), cultural area (art gallery auditorium), and commercial areas (coffee shop, food courts); also meeting rooms and general open space. Also contains a large food service facility. It is designed to be highly utilized by the undergraduate students. It is also extensively used for conferences and entertainment activities. A pub called "The Pit" is located in its basement.
Sources:
Fine Arts Pamphlet Files; UBC Buildings (Campus Planning); UBC Calenders (Vol. 61-62 1975-76)

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