Project Essentials

  • LocationBurnaby, BC
  • ClientSimon Fraser University
  • ArchitectPerkins + Will
  • Size110,650 ft2 (10279 m2)
  • Budget$30M
  • Sustainability FeaturesTargets LEED Gold

The building was constructed over five levels, with a terraced profile for added architectural interest. Fast + Epp achieved this design by offsetting the top three storeys on the north-south axis and creating a large cantilever floor on the top floor to span the main entrance over the convocation hall. A concrete flat plate with transfer beams allows a striking feature stair to run uninterrupted through the entire building.

Programming includes ample spaces to study and meet, as well as recreational spaces – an online gaming lounge, nap room, live performance stage, music and dance rehearsal spaces, dining hall, and a multipurpose room for larger events. It is sure to be a popular destination on campus.