UBC MacLeod Renewal

The MacLeod Building Renewal reimagined UBC’s Electrical and Computer Engineering building for a new generation of study. The extensive renovation project, a collaboration between Proscenium and Teeple, carried out a sensitive architectural retrofit of a 1967 building designed by the celebrated Vancouver firm Thompson Berwick & Pratt.

This project refreshed the building down to its basic structural elements, including seismic, code updates and a full reprogramming. The revitalized facility allows for the best of 21st Century learning to meet ECE’s current and future pedagogical aspirations. Transparency between hallways and classrooms creates a “living lab,” showcasing the learning and research that make UBC’s ECE a world-class program. Special program sections include workshops, maker spaces supporting 3D printing, and circuit board construction.

UBC MacLeod was renovated with an ambitious green agenda, to achieve LEED Gold with energy targets commensurate to new-build laboratory buildings.

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PHOTOGRAPHY/RENDERING: Andrew Latreille Photography
CLIENT: UBC
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
SIZE: 78,383 ft2
COMPLETION: 2022