September Event | Site Tour – Robert H. Lee Centre, UBC


The development of the University Boulevard neighbourhood is intended to create a gateway to the campus as well as its heart and to reflect the University’s innovation in campus planning and academics. The 40,000 square foot, 12-million (construction cost) UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre will provide street level vitality and energy while establishing a landmark building for the University and its alumni.

The Centre will contain a welcome centre, learning facilities, meeting spaces, banquet facility, dedicated meeting space for UBC’s Board of Directors, offices and a retail café, and is slated for occupancy in spring 2015. The Centre will be welcoming for alumni and students; its timeless design will express the collective values, legacy and aspirations of the institution and its alumni.

The design of this project is a collaboration of Hughes Condon Marler Architects and KPMB Architects (Toronto).

The site tour’s introduction will be by Daniel Philippot, associate in charge on the side of Hughes Condon Marler. He and Elena Chernyshov, an architect working on the project from Hughes Condon Marler team, will lead two tour groups elaborating on particulars of spaces and construction. The project is being built by Syncra Construction Corp and its representatives will be in attendance.

NOTE: This event has been approved for 2 CORE Learning Units by the AIBC

Date and Time:
September 16 – site orientation and intro at 5: 30pm
(meet at site trailer – entrance off East Mall);
tour @ 6pm sharp.

We will follow up the construction site tour with a get together at a cafe or restaurant in the vicinity for those interested.

40 people – 2 groups of 20.

Entry fee:
Free of Charge. Registration required – registration starts on September 1st.

NE corner of University Boulevard and East Mall.


**This is an active construction site and a visitor safety orientation will be provided.

**You are required to bring/wear steel-toed boots, hard hat, and safety vest. You will not be able to enter if you are missing any one of these items.