A dynamic centre for aerospace students

BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus

With a vision of expanding program offerings to double its aerospace graduates, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) needed a facility that would both drive growth and attract industry partnerships by revolutionizing the nature of knowledge sharing.

To maximize public visibility and support aircraft movement Kasian performed extensive planning and programming to develop a hangar-centric design that expresses the dynamic nature of the aerospace program. The design supports the need for quiet learning spaces and provides engaging hands-on development spaces in the 40+ classrooms and labs, 36 faculty offices, 22 workshops, student lounges, eating spaces and fitness facility. An impressive 20 aircrafts can be accommodated in the hangar for study, training and testing purposes.


  • Client BCIT / MKT Development Group
  • Location Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Size 308,000 ft2
  • Construction Value $65 M
  • Completed 2007

The design is about the human experience of being immersed in the aerospace industry, whether you’re a student, a faculty member or an industry partner.

Michael McDonald Kasian Design Lead

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