In 2004, the UBC Faculty of Law took on the exciting task of building a new home - an educational and research facility designed to stand on equal footing with the excellence of our students and faculty. Five years later, with Board of Governors' approval, an architectural team in place and ongoing community support from alumni, individuals and firms, we are within reach of our goal.
A 1995 assessment of the UBC Law Faculty building revealed moisture and ventilation problems, in addition to outmoded teaching spaces, and serious deficiencies in classroom and office accessibility. The new building, designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, will provide an optimal educational environment for students and serve as a welcoming venue for distinguished visitors.
The latest technology will connect the Faculty with campuses, courthouses and offices around the world, and a new, state-of-the-art UBC Law Library will serve as a vital academic hub for students and the legal community. Natural light, contemporary classroom designs, expanded student service spaces, a student forum space at the centre of the building, and new research spaces are all part of plans which are also intended to provide a welcoming environment for returning alumni and members of the community.
The law school is a pillar of the University and as such our new home will be a structure to which alumni and the legal community are eager and proud to return.
We welcome all feedback on the building project. Please visit our Feedback page or contact the Assistant Dean, External Relations at 604.827.5026.
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