Langara Science and Technology Building - Wendy Lannard, Facilities Director, Langara College & Kori Chan, partner architect at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors
100 W 49th Ave Vancouver, BC
The Science & Technology Building features over 12,000 square metres of new campus space allocated over five storeys. On the west side, a dramatic 16-metre cantilevered portion incorporates a skylight window that allows natural daylight to penetrate through to the ground below. Registrar & Enrolment Services and food outlets anchor the main floor, with event space and meeting rooms on the second level. State-of-the-art chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, nursing, and computing science labs populate the upper three floors. There are also collaborative study spaces, a greenhouse for instructional purposes, and an observation deck on the roof. The new building is pursuing 3rd party certification via the Canada Green Building Council, aiming for a Gold level in their Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standard. The project has incorporated green building features such as a low emissivity roof, the use of local, sustainable building materials, an energy-efficient building envelope, and low-flow fume hoods with adjustable sashes.