UBC Quantum Matter Institute – Commissioning

The Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) at UBC is a new venture into research of systems and phenomena explicitly involving quantum mechanics.


The QMI will be an addition to the Brimacombe/AMPEL building. The new addition will accommodate the QMI research and materials engineering researchers from the Faculty of Applied Science (APSC). Locating the QMI group and APSC researchers adjacent to the Brimacombe Building will provide research synergies and access to specialized facilities and equipment for all researchers.


The collaboration between QMI’s interdisciplinary faculty, students, and staff is maximized with a building that supports leading resarch on advanced materials. Labs are configured to support long term flexibility, efficient utilization of space and new research activities. QMI and its adjacent building are united with multi-floor social hubs to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas between researchers.



UBC Gage South

The new Gage South Student Residence will provide approximately 630 beds for upper year students in suite style configuration (micro units, studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units with kitchen). Typical residence amenities will be provided including lobby, front desk, house lounge, meeting/study rooms, bike storage, fitness/games room, music practice rooms and laundry. A collegium for commuter students is also planned to be included.


Kane Consulting is the Commissioning Authority and is currently completing design phase commissioning activities.

UBC Orchard Commons – Commissioning Authority

Orchard Commons is an academic and residential space for international and domestic students, completed in the summer of 2016. The vision behind the building is a creative and innovative space, focused on ease of interaction and flexible learning. The building and exterior space will offer multiple spaces for study sessions, lectures, lunch breaks and socializing. Additional facilities include an outdoor learning space and classrooms with the latest academic technology.


The building will prioritize sustainable practices. The dynamic social spaces and sustainability initiatives correlate with UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit and environmental focus. Ground broke for the new building as of September 2014, which is located at the intersection of West Mall and Agronomy road. 

First Peoples House

The First Peoples House was completed in August 2009. The house provides an academic and cultural centre for Indigenous students, and a welcoming space on campus for the broader community.

Extensive consultations with local Indigenous communities and the campus community informed the design and planning for this striking addition to the centre of our campus. The house will play an important role in linking UVic with the community in the years ahead.

This 1,196sqm multi-purpose educational facility is the only major wood structure located on the University of Victoria Campus. The University made an exception allowing a wood structure clad in cedar as this material is of symbolic and cultural importance to the First Nations People along the Northwest Coast. The Canada Green Building Council officially recognized the building, opened in 2010, with LEED®  Gold certification.

Academic Health Sciences E-Wing

The Academic Health Sciences complex is the largest capital building project in the history of the University of Saskatchewan. The project is organized around an integrated educational and research model where the colleges and schools work together collaboratively, sharing training, academic, educational and dry-lab space. The effective movement of people and provision of support services is addressed by means of an impressive naturally lit public atrium, the central focus for which all other collaborative and shared facilities are organized.