UBC Okanagan Teaching & Learning Centre

Project Snapshot

Project Size: 67,974 GSF
Occupancy: December 2018
Budget: $35 million
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Moriyama Teshima Architects with MQN Architects
Construction Manager: Sawchuk Development
Project Sponsor: Deputy Vice Chancellor & Principal, Okanagan Campus
Sustainability: LEED Gold
Funding: Federal Strategic Investment Fund $14.6 million; Province of British Columbia $10.6 million; UBCO Student Levy $9.8 million

Project Summary

The Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) is a new multipurpose facility that will transform the heart of the Okanagan campus and address the critical need for flexible classrooms and laboratories, alleviate library overcrowding and respond to students’ strong expression of support. The TLC project involves a $35 million addition to the north of the current Library building and will include: the campus’ first large (400 seat) classroom; informal learning/collaborative study areas; a digital technology centre; and a visualization lab which will facilitate high resolution data modeling for research and teaching in advanced manufacturing processes and other fields. A new special collections archive will support research, teaching and community linkages in the humanities.