|CLIENT:||UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PROPERTIES TRUST|
|CONSULTANT:||JOHNSTON DAVIDSON ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING INC.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||7,000 SQ. FT.|
Scheduling during the construction of the Abdul Ladha Science Centre for University of British Columbia was of great importance to limit the impact on the student body. The confined site was located between two occupied buildings and construction work had to shutdown during exam time. Most of the heavy work was completed during the summer months to take advantage of reduced campus activity.
The challenge of this project was the unique architecture and variety of materials. The heavy timber construction was used to create vaulted ceilings and exposed beams and decks. This unique structure blended the exposed timber with concrete, steel and glazing to provide a welcoming and vibrant environment for students and faculty.