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Students shortlist firms for new UBC student union

Students shortlist firms for University of British Columbia student union building Three Canadian architecture firms have been shortlisted to design a new Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus in downtown Vancouver. The three firms, Bing Thom Architects, Busby Perkins+Will and HBBH+BH, were chosen in an online poll on 16 April by 2,400 of the university’s students. Twenty-one firms initially expressed interest in the project, with seven firms meeting the criteria. Students were asked to select three finalists from the short list of seven firms.

This summer the Alma Mater Society’s new Student Union Building Team will select one of these firms to design the new building. The 5-storey building will targeted for LEED platinum and is expected to cost $110 million (Canadian). Eighty-five million dollars of the total cost will come from student fees, hence their participation in the architect selection process.

Construction is slated to begin in 2012 with completion in 2014.

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