University Centre Building - Okanagan Campus

3272 University Way
August 2009
Project Manager:
Nick Maile
Stantec Architecture
Sawchuck Developments
$33.13 million
Sources of funds:
UBC Studentsí Union Okanagan donated $3 million to the project.
Private anonymous donor contributed more than $1 million to establish the J. Peter Meekison Student Centre, located on the ground floor.
Architectural features:
The 75, 000 sq. ft. facility features several UBC Okanagan departments, UBC Studentsí Union Okanagan offices, meeting rooms, student club space, cafeteria and restaurants, cinema, multi-faith space, a medical clinic, learning centers, and Collegia. The facility has an environmentally sustainable design that meets LEED Gold standards.
Use history:
Student Union of UBC Okanagan, The Student and Campus Services
The reason for the construction of a Student Centre was that the population of students attending UBC Okanagan doubled, from 3000 to 6000, with an expected 7,500 students attending in 2012.
UBC Reports, UBC Properties Trust

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