UBC Arts Student Centre

Location / Vancouver
Project Type / New Construction
Size / 9,800 sf

Rendering / Plus Visual

The Arts Student Centre at the University of British Columbia is conceived as 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, providing much-needed amenities to support the learning, social, collaboration and innovation space needs of a diverse Faculty of Arts student 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, student-run art gallery and a dedicated multi-use space for everyday collaboration and special faculty events.

The project was sited in the grove of oak trees on campus known as The Bosque. However, the University has asked Leckie Studio to redesign the project in a field south of Allard Hall and west of the Buchanan Complex. The future Brock-2 Commons high-rise housing will be located on the south of Walter Gage Road and the east side of field. The Arts Student Centre will be an independent stand alone building in “urban room” of the field.