Buchanan Building

1866 Main Mall
Original construction 1956-1958
Additions: Blocks B and C 1958, Blocks D and E 1960, Dean's Office in Block B 1968
UBC Renew: Block C June 2007
Thompson, Berwick & Pratt
UBC Renew Renovations: Busby Perkins and Will(Prime Consultant), Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Gerry McGeough (UBC Campus Architect)
Original construction $1,625,000; Block D (1960) $1,000,000
Renew: Block C (2007) 6,800,000; Block D (2007): $7,200,000
Architectural features:
Stark concrete frame and light-gray enamelled brick. Also,angling of the building adds depth and features.
Construction Type:
This 5-wing building was influenced by the Modern Movement and the architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and the master plan of Illinois Institute of Technology.The Renewal Program updated the Buchanan Buildings to meet the LEED silver standard.
Ceremonies Office; Fine Arts Pamphlet Files (Vancouver Courier October 15,1997); UBC Buildings (Campus Planning); Thompson, Berwick, Pratt & Partners fonds; "Gage Averill Arts and Minds" blog; UBC Project Services Portfolio

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