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British Columbia Institute of Technology – Campus Gateway Building

Opening the door to students

  • $39M

    Project Value

  • LEED

    Certified Gold

  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Vancouver, British Columbia

A cool design for a modern campus

When adding to a campus environment, understanding the context and adjacent structures is critically important. When creating a new gateway project for a campus, projecting the image and vision of the educational facility in a manner that welcomes and supports is essential. Working within the established BCIT infrastructure plan, our team of mechanical and electrical engineers did just that.

The engineering approach supports the building design with systems that enhance the institute’s environmental and operational goals. Adjacent buildings were found to discharge a significant amount of exhaust air without any heat recovery devices installed. As part of the gateway project, we harnessed this available heat for use in the existing buildings, reducing overall energy consumption. A new ground source heat pump field augments heating and cooling as required. In times of simultaneous heating and cooling demand, the system allows heat use from warm interior spaces to heat cold perimeter spaces. In the occupied spaces, active chilled beams provide heating and air condition, naturally inducing return air from the room to cross a large hydronic coil and mix with fresh air for ventilation.

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Cornerstone Architecture / Dialog
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Tariq Amlani, Senior Principal, Buildings, Health Sector Leader, Canada

Driven to become a top design consultant, I have helped deliver cutting edge technologies for healthcare and education across the country.
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Dean Kaardal, Vice President, Buildings

What I like about Stantec is all we are asked to do is benefit our clients with honesty and integrity. It’s an easy ideal to live by.

Tariq Amlani

Senior Principal, Buildings, Health Sector Leader, Canada

Dean  Kaardal

Vice President, Buildings

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