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UBC Faculty of Law


This project was the recipient of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Silver Medal Award. The new 13,500 sqm Faculty of Law building at UBC replaced the existing George F. Curtis Law building on the main campus to meet the needs of the 50 faculty members and 700 students.   The facility consists of a mix of classrooms, lecture halls, a moot court, faculty areas, and a large library. Sustainable features consist of passive cooling strategies, displacement ventilation, enhanced envelope design, and groundsource heating/cooling.  The project is targeting a LEED Gold rating. The groundsource heating/cooling system is expected to drastically reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the facility.  The system will also cut energy consumption while offering minimal visual impact to the campus.  A load reduction will result in taking the existing facility off of the aging campus central steam plant.  AME is currently performing extensive energy analysis and life cycle costing studies to ensure that smart decisions are made for the long term operation of the facility.

Architect: Diamond + Schmitt & 
                CEI Architecture
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