Jan 10, 2011

Langara's Students' Union Building (SUB) recently turned one year old and now has another reason to celebrate. It received an Honourable Mention from the 2010 Design Exchange Awards (DXA) in the 'Architecture – Commercial' category.

Langara College and the architectural firms of Teeple Architects Inc. and IBI/HB Architects were recognized for their excellent design work on the new SUB. Built to LEED Gold standards, the state-of-the-art building reflects Langara's sustainability initiatives. It boasts several energy saving features, including an innovative geo-exchange heating and cooling system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Officially opened in November 2009, the SUB features a learning and gathering place for Aboriginal culture and history, a Women's Centre, restaurant, café and expanded lounge and study space.

About the DXA:
The DXA promotes Canadian design excellence and celebrates the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. Award submissions are judged on design, results, balancing function, aesthetics, and economic success. For more information, visit www.dx.org.

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Langara Students' Union.