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Hebb Building Renewal

The University of British Columbia



25,093 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space in a 60,424 GSF building for the Departments of Physics and Astronomy.  Facility includes eight Teaching Laboratories for first through fourth year physics instruction and an Outreach Laboratory for primary and secondary school science programs.  Laboratory support spaces include 15 Optical Experiments Rooms, Student Workshop, Lab Tech Workshop, two Light Tight Experiment Rooms, and three Acoustics and Fluids Experiment Rooms.  An observatory dome and radio telescope are located on the roof deck. A large Lecture Theater with attached Demonstration Prep and Storage Room and a Physics Learning Center are located on the ground level.


Vancouver, Canada

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2019

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 60,424
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 38,305
  • Lab and Lab Support: 25,093

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $21,500,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Gold


  • Acton Ostry Architects


  • Michael Elkan Photography