Building C/B Project
August 2007 - April 2009
Project Cost: $20,000,000
Building C - Abbotsford
The Building C project includes two separate phases of construction. In the first phase, the former Welding and Carpentry space was renovated to create a new space for the Visual Arts program. The new area includes more space for studios, classrooms and offices with improved shop space for a variety of disciplines. The Visual Arts program moved from Building B into Building C in September 2008.
In the second phase, the former Automotive and Heavy Duty space was demolished to construct a new two storey wing that contains 43 offices and 9 “E-Room” classrooms. The new home for the School of Business and Economics features a Business Centre, seminar room and a colourful inner atrium that provides a sense of connectedness and some natural light. The new wing will be ready for occupancy in mid-April. Building C office moves are planned to begin April 29 followed by a domino of office moves on the B3 and D3 floors to re-cluster faculty. The schedule of offices moves is currently under development and will be posted shortly under Department Moves.
Building B - Abbotsford
The majority of Building B’s lower floor has been updated over the past year in conjunction with the Visual Arts program moving to Building C. Renovations include an expanded Servery and Kitchen facility, overflow Cafeteria seating - also capable of hosting conference activities, a new high-tech Data Centre, a new Centre for Social Research, space to relocate the Facilities department and additional classrooms. The Cafeteria renovation was completed last summer and the remainder will be ready for occupancy in mid-April.