The start of a green campus
Establishing a benchmark in sustainable design
With a new masterplan in place, the Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research was the first step in creating a sustainable campus at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.
Tasked with creating a design that was adaptive, flexible, and sustainable, Kasian worked with stakeholders to deliver a facility that would be stage for connectivity and the represent the unique learning experience that UBC Okanagan fosters as a locally responsive but globally conscious community.
This multi-purpose academic and research facility that achieved Five Green Globes includes classrooms and teaching labs, offices, student commons, research labs, a theatre, and an animal care facility. Passive design elements, solar optimization, energy conservation and natural ventilation were all integrated for improved sustainability.
Teaching and research are our top priorities, and the Fipke Centre represents a major expansion in our capacity to excel in both areas.