School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)

Discovery and innovation that will advance our understanding of human biology as we know it requires a high-calibre space to match.

Designed by award-winning and world-renowned Patkau Architects and on track to achieve Rick Hansen Gold certified for accessibility, SBME will be a striking five-storey building with interior spaces configured around a central atrium.

SBME will replace the 60-year old Copp building, and proudly stand at the south side of University Boulevard providing classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, a 250-seat lecture theatre, office space, meeting space, and informal learning community spaces. One retail unit will sit at street level beside an outdoor courtyard and patio area.

The building will be a flagship entity at UBC, providing a space for research that will transform our knowledge of biomedical engineering and impact society for years to come.

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