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University of the Fraser Valley - Canada Education Park Phase II

Retrofitted and reused

  • 46K

    Square Metres

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • $31M

    Construction Value

  • Chilliwack, British Columbia

    Chilliwack, British Columbia

Turning an old military base into a place for learning

It all started with the new land purchase of an old military base. With the integration of master planning and academic planning, a long-term strategic vision for this campus was realized.

We designed a comprehensive and complex retrofit to five of the existing buildings on the old base. These would form the heart of the new university campus. The buildings are knit together with a new atrium structure that connects the existing facilities, giving them a new life and purpose.

The new campus is designed to house kinesiology, early childhood education, dental and nursing training labs, wet and dry labs, general classrooms, student union, faculty offices, a performing arts studio theatre, a library, and an aboriginal gathering hall.

Canada Education Park represents a unified vision for revitalizing an 85-acre military site into a vibrant educational campus that benefits students and the entire community. 

At a Glance

Offices
Award
World Architecture News Award, 2013 Best University Building, Education
Meet Our Team

Darren Burns, Vice President, Buildings

Being an architect isn’t only about design; it’s about creating a lasting relationship with each client.
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Megan Leslie, Associate, Sustainability Consultant

I have been trying to save the world for as long as I can remember.
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Garry Romanetz, Senior Principal, Water

My involvement with community projects has spanned over 20 years and I am proud to be a part of the transformation the city has undergone.
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Graham Twyford-Miles, Principal

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller
  • Darren Burns

    Vice President, Buildings

  • Megan Leslie

    Associate, Sustainability Consultant

  • Garry Romanetz

    Senior Principal, Water

  • Graham Twyford-Miles

    Principal

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