UBC Life Building (Old Student Union Building Renewal)

Project Snapshot

Project Size: 166,195 GSF
Budget: Phase 1 (Building System Renewal + Swing Space): $24.5 million / Phase 2 (UBC Life Program Fit-Out): $37.0 million
Status: Phase 1: substantially complete / Phase 2: TBD (funding dependent)
Occupancy: Phase 1: Dec 2017 (initial occupancy achieved for learning space uses, phased occupancy for remaining student service user Mar 2018 to Aug 2018) / Phase 2: TBD
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Perkins & Will
Construction Manager: Bird Construction
Sustainability: LEED Gold
Project Sponsor: Vice President, Students

Project Summary

The UBC Life Building will be at the geographic heart of the campus, re-using the Old Student Union Building (SUB) after the AMS moves to the New SUB in May 2015. The project scope has been separated into 2 phases. Phase 1 includes building systems renewal and development of interim swing space to facilitate larger scale renewal of other campus buildings. Phase 2 includes tenant improvements to develop the full “UBC Life” program which will provide essential student services including counseling, health and wellbeing programs, academic and career advising, international and experiential learning, athletic facilities, food services and informal learning spaces, all of which help to ensure the success of our undergraduate and graduate students.