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SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering Build… Surrey, BC

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Simon Fraser University’s new Sustainable Energy Engineering Building (SE3P) is a continuation of the important partnership between the University and the City of Surrey that was established for Surrey City Centre more than twenty years ago. Funded in part by federal and provincial government investment, contingent on an expedited schedule, the state-of-the-art SE3P building represents SFU’s first major step in expanding beyond its Surrey Central City campus and is envisioned as an integrated academic precinct within the City Centre. The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program is a new initiative of SFU and the first dedicated undergraduate energy engineering program of its kind in Western Canada.

With a building program organized around a central grand atrium populated with trees at varying levels, SFU’s SE3P building comprises a range of classrooms; teaching and research labs; faculty, graduate and administrative offices; collaboration and study spaces; recreational facilities; student central service spaces, and plant maintenance facilities. In addition, a 400-seat lecture hall situated on the southwest portion of the ground floor will serve the SFU Surrey campus and broader Surrey community. Approximately 515 students and 60 faculty and staff will utilize the research, innovation and commercialization space in this 200,000 sq.ft. facility.

The building’s distinctive façade design is composed of undulating framed precast concrete and reflective glass, abstractly derived from circuit board imagery relating to the technological subject matter that will be taught within the building. This unique imagery takes on a more three-dimensional quality on the façade, suggesting a more complex interaction and movement of people rather than of electrons. Selecting prefabricated precast elements for the façade allowed the building to be closed in quickly to accommodate the project’s intense schedule and thereby meet government funding deadlines.

Targeting LEED Gold certification, the purpose-built SE3P building is a living showcase for sustainability and intentionally integrates natural elements to remind occupants of the program’s focus on the environment and sustainability.

Facts

  • Client:Simon Fraser University
  • Type:Engineering Building
  • Size:174,000 sq ft
  • Status:Under Construction
  • Architect:Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects)

SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering Building

Surrey, BC

Simon Fraser University’s new Sustainable Energy Engineering Building (SE3P) is a continuation of the important partnership between the University and the City of Surrey that was established for Surrey City Centre more than twenty years ago. Funded in part by federal and provincial government investment, contingent on an expedited schedule, the state-of-the-art SE3P building represents SFU’s first major step in expanding beyond its Surrey Central City campus and is envisioned as an integrated academic precinct within the City Centre. The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program is a new initiative of SFU and the first dedicated undergraduate energy engineering program of its kind in Western Canada.

With a building program organized around a central grand atrium populated with trees at varying levels, SFU’s SE3P building comprises a range of classrooms; teaching and research labs; faculty, graduate and administrative offices; collaboration and study spaces; recreational facilities; student central service spaces, and plant maintenance facilities. In addition, a 400-seat lecture hall situated on the southwest portion of the ground floor will serve the SFU Surrey campus and broader Surrey community. Approximately 515 students and 60 faculty and staff will utilize the research, innovation and commercialization space in this 200,000 sq.ft. facility.

The building’s distinctive façade design is composed of undulating framed precast concrete and reflective glass, abstractly derived from circuit board imagery relating to the technological subject matter that will be taught within the building. This unique imagery takes on a more three-dimensional quality on the façade, suggesting a more complex interaction and movement of people rather than of electrons. Selecting prefabricated precast elements for the façade allowed the building to be closed in quickly to accommodate the project’s intense schedule and thereby meet government funding deadlines.

Targeting LEED Gold certification, the purpose-built SE3P building is a living showcase for sustainability and intentionally integrates natural elements to remind occupants of the program’s focus on the environment and sustainability.

Facts

  • ClientSimon Fraser University
  • TypeEngineering Building
  • Size174,000 sq ft
  • StatusUnder Construction
  • ArchitectRevery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects)
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