After months of construction, the East and West Buchanan courtyards were unveiled on May 28th
In this video, students, staff and faculty share their impressions and favourite features of the new courtyards in the Buchanan complex.
Some highlights include the rotatable purple sculptural seating and the reflecting pool in the West courtyard, the rain garden and grassy knoll in the East courtyard and the Stir It Up Café in BUCH A, which opens onto the West courtyard.
What’s your favourite feature? Reply in the comment section below!
To see the history of the renewal, check out the architectural drawings in the BUCH A concourse.
Conceptual Planning and Design for Buchanan Courtyards
Space2place Landscape Architects (produced original concept plans)
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA)
Co-Design (facilitated workshops)
Consultants and project management for Buchanan Courtyards
Landscape Architects – Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (Prime Consultant), especially Andrew Robertson and Chris Phillips
Architects – Public Design, including Brian Wakelin, John Wall and Susan Mavor
Project Management – UBC Project Services and staff, including Diane Foldi, Jeff Nulty, and Chris Fisher,
Architects and original landscape architect for Buchanan Renew Building Upgrades
Busby Perkins and Will (Prime Consultant)
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
And our campus architect, Gerry McGeough
Construction for Buchanan Courtyards
Contractor – Scott Construction