Institutional - Education UBC Library PARC

  • Client

    UBC Properties Investments Ltd.

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC

  • Project Type

    institutional-education

  • Size

    24,500 SQ FT

  • Delivery Model

    Construction Management

  • Value

    < 10 Million

A Long-Term Storage Facility for Research Collections

Wales McLelland was chosen to complete construction of this library that is intended to accommodate the future growth of collections. It is located at UBC Vancouver’s South Campus and will house research collections for the long-term. It provides high density collection storage including space for a small digitization area, a contained freezer area for decontamination, a staff work area and a publicly accessible reading room.

An Advanced Facility to Accommodate Future Growth

Storage facilities of this kind were first established at Harvard in the 1980s, and only about 40 such facilities currently exist at universities across North America. This single storey building is built using tilt-up concrete and has achieve LEED Certified status.