Jul 24, 2017

Vancouver BC – Langara College’s newest building on campus, the Science & Technology building, is the recipient of a 2017 Illumination Merit Award. The Illumination Merit Award is given out by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design.

“I am pleased that the Science & Technology Building is being recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society for the outstanding lighting work. Throughout the entire architectural planning process, our focus was on advancing our sustainability goals through technological innovations. It is clear that the engineering team achieved that,” says Wendy Lannard, Director of Facilities at the College.

Built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED ®) Gold standards, the Science & Technology Building opened its doors to the public on September 6, 2016. Construction began for the Science & Technology Building in April 2014, led by Bird Construction. The principle architects were Steven Teeple from Teeple Architects and Kori Chan from Proscenium Architects. Langara commissioned AES Engineering as part of its team.

“It is great to see that we have won an Illumination Merit Award. It’s always a pleasure to work on projects that understand the importance of sustainability and energy efficiency in design. The lighting in the building is spectacular,” says Sunny Ghataurah, CEO of AES Engineering.

The building adds over 1,000 square metres of student space including 35 new laboratories and classrooms. It is home for several programs including Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Internet and Web Technology, Nursing, and more.

As a recipient of the IES Illumination Merit Awards, Langara College will now move on to the next round of awards, and is currently shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 The Plan Awards, held in Italy each year. 

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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science and technology building lit at night