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UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

UBC Properties Trust
Vancouver, British Columbia
The new home of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia brings all of the faculty’s teaching, learning, research, and outreach under one roof for the first time.

The six-floor, 250,000 sq. ft. building was designed by award-winning Montreal architects Saucier+Perrotte with Vancouver’s Hughes Condon Marler and is LEED Gold certified.

Inspired by tree roots excavated from the building site, the design addresses sustainability in several key areas, including transportation, energy, water, and materials, with a special focus on recycled and regionally sourced materials. During the construction phase, at least 94 percent of waste was diverted from landfills.

This project was awarded the prestigious Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The awards were created by RAIC/Architecture Canada and are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts. The RAIC is a voluntary association established in 1907 to act as the voice of architects in Canada and represents about 4,800 members.

Learn more about the award.