UBC Arts Student Centre

Location / Vancouver
Project Type / New Construction
Size / 11,400 sf

Photos / Ema Peter

The Arts Student Centre is an efficient, multi-purpose facility that advances the core mission of the Arts Undergraduate Society to improve the academic, social, personal, and professional lives of Arts students at UBC Vancouver, and provide much-needed amenities to support the learning, social, collaboration and innovation space needs of a diverse Faculty of Arts population. It will be a ‘common ground’ for UBC Arts students. The facility includes a range of collaborative activity spaces including: media and graphics production, video conferencing, art display and a dedicated multi-use space for everyday collaboration and special events.

The project pictured above was sited in the grove of oak trees on campus known as The Bosque. Before construction began, the University has asked Leckie Studio to redesign the project for a new site – south of Allard Hall and west of the Buchanan Complex. The future Brock-2 Commons high-rise housing will be located at the south of Walter Gage Road and the east side of field. The Arts Student Centre pictured below is the Arts Student Centre as a pavilion in the “urban room” of The Commons.

2023 / AFBC / Design Excellence Award / Educational