A benchmark in sustainable design

Responding to community and connectivity through innovation

Arts + Sciences Centre

Embodying a refreshed academic plan, Kasian worked with the university to develop an adaptive design that would connect itsĀ academic community. With sustainability at the forefront of our design, we addressed energy reduction head on; including low flow fume hoods and displacement hoods in the design to reduce air change requirements by an average of 50%.

This sustainable, multi-purpose academic and research facility achieved Five Green Globes – an equivalent to LEED Platinum in part through the integration of passive design elements like solar optimization, energy conservation and natural ventilation. Students and professors now have access to innovative and responsive classrooms and teaching labs, offices, student commons, research labs, a theatre, and an animal care facility.

  • Client UBC Properties Trust
  • Location Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Size 86,000 ft2
  • Construction Value $33 M
  • Completed 2010

This new facility supports learning with state-of-the-art technology, and is designed to encourage interaction between students and their professors, and between academic disciplines.

Doug Owram Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UBC Okanagan