UVic plans $89.6M project to expand, construct science facilities

July 26, 2021
The University of Victoria is planning an $89.6M project to expand its engineering and computer science building and construct a new research and structures lab. The expansion will house labs and teaching space, while the research and structures lab will include a space for structural testing and large-scale geotechnical experiments. The facilities, which are funded through $64.8M from the Government of British Columbia and $24.8M from UVic, will support the addition of 500 seats in computer science and engineering. Both buildings will meet net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by using passive house design, mass timber structures, and sustainability features. “These landmark buildings will provide a dynamic environment for the training of future engineers and computer scientists,” said Mina Hoorfar, dean of UVic’s faculty of engineering and computer science. Times Colonist | BC (BC )