UBC Sauder School of Business Powerhouse Expansion
Sauder School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world, and demand for top-notch business education is only rising. As such, expansive, top-tier facilities are required to produce the highest-calibre graduates.
The new 11-storey UBC Sauder School of Business Powerhouse Expansion is designed to supplement the existing Sauder School of Business with increased capacity for students, faculty, and program initiatives. It will be a modern, flexible space focused on experiential learning and teamwork, with a breadth of classrooms, teaching labs, offices, support and event space, two childcare facilities, and a new Centre for Collaborative Learning.
There was only one problem: the new Powerhouse Expansion shared its site with the old UBC Fire Hall. In order for construction to proceed as planned, the Firehall needed to be removed. Its historical significance meant it was imperative to find a new home for it. UBC Properties, in partnership with Sauder and Campus + Community Planning, worked out a solution: the old Fire Hall will be relocated to the courtyard of Orchard Commons and transformed into a child daycare centre.