UBC LSC Medical School Expansion


ACAi Role
Architect and Prime Consultant

Life Sciences Centre Building
University of British Columbia

UBC Properties Trust

7,500 sf


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

Syncra Construction

Completed in 2011, the interior alterations at the main floor of the Life Science Centre were carried out to increase medical student capacity within the UBC Faculty of Medicine at the Life Sciences Centre by 20 seats. The renovation comprised of 3 separate Ground Floor areas. A 45 person classroom was converted into 4 PBL Rooms acoustic separation, the Histology lab benches were modified, and the Central Meeting Boardroom was expanded.


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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