War Memorial Gymnasium

Location:
6081 University Blvd.
Date:
Original construction: 1949-50
Outdoor swimming pool: 1954
Architect:
1949-50: Ned Pratt of Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt, and Frederic Lasserre
1954: Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
Cost:
$746,207
Sources of funds:
Students, private donations, and $200,000 from B.C. government.
Architectural features:
Reinforced concrete walls, steel Pratt-type trusses over main gymnasium, reinforced concrete beams and slabs over the hall. Reinforced concrete stairs cantilevered from the building.
Notes:
Won a Massey Silver Medal for architectural design.
Sources:
Thompson, Berwick, Pratt; Senate Funds; Ceremonies Office.

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