Langara College is entering the second phase of its 25-year master plan to upgrade and expand the campus – the construction of a new building for science and technology.
The new building will add 12,039 square metres (129,587 square feet) of much needed space to the College’s main campus on 100 West 49th Avenue in Vancouver. It will house state-of-the-art biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, nursing, and computing science labs, as well as a lecture hall, multi-purpose classrooms, and collaborative study spaces. The new construction will also provide a home on the main floor for registrar & enrolment services and a food services outlet.
The construction of the new building is Phase II of the College’s 25-year, four-phase master plan to meet the growing needs of the community by expanding the campus and upgrading existing infrastructure. It follows the 2009 completion of two LEED-certified structures – Langara’s new library and students’ union buildings.
Phases III and IV of the master plan include construction of a new building for the creative arts and the renovation of A Building – the College’s main teaching facility – to meet current building standards. Phase II of the master plan is self-funded.
Site preparation began in late fall 2013 and construction started in January 2014. The new Science & Technology Building is scheduled to open in September 2016.
The Master Plan in brief:
2004: Langara College proposed campus expansion and commenced public planning program with the City of Vancouver to develop a policy statement
2005: Langara College Policy Statement adopted by the City of Vancouver to guide future development of new buildings – the master plan.
2007-2009: Phase I – Construction of new Library and Students’ Union buildings completed
2009: Teeple Architects/Proscenium Architecture & Interiors win bid for schematic designs of Phases II and III of Master Plan
2012: City of Vancouver approves revised text amendments to the master plan to develop northwest corner of campus to house a Science & Technology Building
2013: New Science & Technology Building project begins
2016: Science & Technology Building to open in September