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Wilson School of Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Richmond, BC
  • Bldg system

    Hybrid

  • No. Of Stories

    5

  • Sq. footage

    70,000

The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University frames a central green space, creating spaces for study, socializing and gathering. A highly-visible entry links to the Lansdowne Canada Line Station, drawing students and visitors into the highly-transparent campus. Upper floors are designated for event and conference spaces, and a testing lab, with advanced technology such as laser cutters, 3D printers and ultrasonic welders. The structure features a glulam post and beam frame with exposed cast in place concrete cores. Concrete-metal composite decking spans over the glulam frame, with much of the buildings electrical systems integrated into it.

  • Construction Cost:

    $36 million CAD

  • Building Type:

    Educational

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)