UBC Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Building - 2nd & 3rd Floor

UBC Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences BuildingACAi Role
Architect and Prime Consultant

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Building
University of British Columbia

UBC Properties Trust

11,800 sf


Design Team
Art Cader Architect Inc.,
MCW Engineering –Mechanical & Electrical

Bird Construction

The interior renovations of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the UBC Faculty of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences were designed to address the functional needs of the expanding faculty in parallel with the completion of their new adjacent ESB facility and subsequent reallocation of space within the existing building. The project involved an upgrade to the 2nd floor student club rooms/multi-purpose area and new 3rd floor computer workstation lab/office/meeting room suites. The design utilized the modular grid of the unique coffered ceiling system and the reusable wall system to keep waste to minimum. The carpet floor finish was removed at the higher traffic areas and the exposed concrete floor refinished. The resulting renovation has given a fresh new feel to the buildings student spaces and created an efficient and comfortable work environment for the research groups involved.


The firm Art Cader Architect Incorporated is focused on providing simple, elegant and innovative design solutions for a wide variety of clients and project types.

Project experience includes institutional work in the university campus research and teaching environment, science and medical based laboratory alterations, healthcare feasibility studies, and single family housing.

As an overall philosophy, the merging of art and science through opportunities in architecture is a long term goal for the firm.

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- Campus Institutional Uses
- Science Research Facilities
- Healthcare
- Commercial + Office Uses
- Museum + Exhibition Spaces
- Residential
Interior Design
Feasibility Studies
Building Code Analysis
Site Analysis
Equipment Coordination
Field Services + Contract Administration
Art + Sculpture


Art Cader Architect Inc.
212-1807 Maritime Mews
Vancouver, BC V6H 3W7 Canada
Phone: 604-558-2782
Fax: 866-351-8167

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