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UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vancouver

University of British Columbia Building, BC, Canada – design by Saucier + Perrotte architectes / HCMA

page updated 14 Oct 2016 with new images ; 19 Oct 2012

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD

Design: Saucier + Perrotte architectes with HCMA

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development is sited on the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, in the Heart of UBC’s campus.

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Photos : Marc Cramer

The site consists of a 20 240 square metre parcel of land that is located at an important university entry point. With this in mind the building has been designed to act as a gateway to the southeast edge of the campus, engaging the community with a ground floor that will be open, transparent, inviting, and one that will showcase the public function.

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nearby developments include University Endowment Lands/UBC residential communities on the East of Wesbrook, the Life Sciences Building to the North of Agronomy Road and “Agronomy knoll” open space to the west.

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

This open space terminates the mid-block greenway that connects the southern part of campus, through UBC athletic facilities, to the Health Science Precinct.

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The design reflects UBC’s world-class pharmaceutical science researchers, faculty, and the University’s status as an internationally recognized institution in scientific endeavors. Since architecture can, perhaps more than ever, give an international presence to particular schools and departments within universities, the design itself can play a significant role in attracting and retaining the best in the scientific community from around the world.

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The initial concept stems from the idea of a tree, whose branch system creates a canopy floating above the ground level. As this organic network is abstracted, it is subsequently given tectonic manifestation, and the architecture takes on a more geometric form. The striking design promotes enjoyable, livable spaces for research and learning, creating public and private spaces for the exchange of ideas. Also housing the University’s Centre for Drug Research and Development, the project takes into consideration the future needs of the Pharmaceutical program. A vibrant node for science on the campus, the state-of-the-art building is intended to promote creativity and new methods for individual and collaborative research and to represent the academic and scientific excellence for which UBC has become renowned.

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Incorporated into ground level is an exhibition space containing vitrines, which can be navigated fluidly by occupant and visitors. This zone is designed to convey the history of medicine and the profession, and can be a space of encounter for faculty, researchers, students, and the public.

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University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Building Information

OFFICIAL NAME OF PROJECT: UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD
LOCATION AND SITE: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
BUILDING AREA: 27,311 sqm (275,868 sqft)
APPROX SITE AREA: 7,580 sqm (81,590 sqft)
BUDGET: $92 000 000 CAD
DATE COMPLETED: Sep 2012

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

CLIENT NAME: University of British Columbia (UBC) PROPERTIES TRUST
ARCHITECT: Saucier + Perrotte architectes / Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Architectural concept and design: Gilles Saucier (S+P)
Managing principals: André Perrotte (S+P), Roger Hughes (HCMA)
Project architect: Bill Uhrich (HCMA) / Craig Lane (HCMA)
Design coordinator: David Moreaux (S+P)
Design and Construction team in alphabetical order: Patrice Begin (S+P), Darryl Condon (HCMA), Charles-Alexandre Dubois (S+P), Dominique Dumais (S+P), Nicko Elliott (S+P), Paul Fast (HCMA), Melissa Higgs (HCMA), Olivier Krieger (S+P), Rachel Lacey (HCMA), Joel Legault (S+P), Charles Leman (HCMA), Kourosh Mahvash (HCMA), Yutaro Minagawa (S+P), Greg Neudorf (S+P), Carl-Jan Rupp (HCMA), Marc-André Tratch (S+P), Craig West (HCMA), Eli Wolpin (HCMA) Nicolas Worth (HCMA)
STRUCTURAL: GLOTMAN SIMPSON
MECHANICAL: STANTEC
ELECTRICAL: APPLIED ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS (AES)
LANDSCAPE: PERRY + ASSOCIATES
CONTRUCTION MANAGER: LEDCOR
ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE: UCC GROUP
IMAGE / PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS: MARC CRAMER

Ground Floor plan:
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences building plan
image : Saucier + Perrotte architectes

Previously:

11 Jun 2010

Proposed Design for UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD

Design: Saucier + Perrotte architectes with HCMA

Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler Architects are designing the new building for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD for the University of British Columbia.

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The project site is located at the intersection of Westbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, a 20 240 square metre parcel of land that is located at an important university entry point. For the University the design needed to reflect the Pharmaceutical Science’s world-class researchers, faculty, and the University’s status as an internationally recognized institution in scientific endeavors.

With this in mind the building is designed to act as a gateway to the southeast edge of the campus, engaging the community with a ground floor that will be open, transparent, inviting, and one that will showcase the public function.

The 90 M$ facility will create spaces for the exchange of ideas; for intellectual and social interaction. It will promote creativity and foster new methods for collaborative and individual study and experiments.

The new building will also house the University’s Centre for Drug research and development in a state of the art facility. Just as it will become a vibrant node of science and technology, the building design has taken into consideration the current and future needs of the University’s Pharmaceutical program. In this way, the exchange of knowledge in all its forms is really the principal notion behind the new building and is the catalyst for its unique architectural form.

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UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Building Information

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Client: University of British Columbia (UBC) Properties Trust
Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architects / HCMA
Structural: Glotman Simpson
Mechanical: Stantec
Electrical: Applied Engineering Solutions (AES)
Landscape: Perry + Associates
LEED Status: Target LEED Gold

Program:
new building
educational spaces / specialized laboratories / research spaces / classrooms / grand lobby and exhibition space / lecture halls / distance learning educational facilities / informal learning spaces / professor’s offices / administration / cafeteria space / student lounge / distance learning educational facilities / meeting rooms

Status and schedule: design
Images : Saucier + Perrotte architectes

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vancouver images / information received 100610

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vancouver lead architect : Saucier Perrotte

Address: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Phone: +1 604-827-2673


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