UBC Sauder School of Business Power House Expansion Project

Project Snapshot

Project Size: 141,420 gross square feet / 13,138 gross square metres
Budget: $120 million
Status: In design
Occupancy: 2026
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust

Project Summary

UBC Sauder School of Business (UBC Sauder) is recognized globally as one of the top business schools in the world. The School is in the midst of a significant period of innovation and growth in its student population, program portfolio and faculty complement in response to rising demand for business education and the ever-growing need for talent by employers across BC, Canada and the world. The Graduate School requires significant additional space to accommodate the planned growth in students and associated faculty, staff and services, as well as the innovative program initiatives envisioned by the School.

The proposed Sauder Power House Expansion project will facilitate a purposeful shift from learning spaces that emphasize teaching through lectures to spaces that foster creativity and innovation through experiential learning and teamwork. The project includes classrooms, teaching labs and innovative learning spaces, as well as offices and support space. A new Centre for Collaborative Learning will support and grow entrepreneurial learning, collaboration with industry partners, and engagement with the broader community. The building will also include two 25-space child care facilities to be operated by UBC Child Care Services.

Learn more: UBC Sauder School of Business’ Powerhouse Project