Monday, 28 April 2014

Luncheon Meeting: Site Tour - UBC Student Union Building

Thursday, May 8, 2014 (Updated)

Presented by Bruce Haden, Architect AIBC, Dialog

Members of the architectural team will present the essential ideas of the UBC Student Union Building, designed by Dialog in joint venture with B+H Architects. Following the concept presentation there will be a walking tour on the facility under construction.

The New SUB Building is conceived of a means of shaping flows through space – flows of peoples, of materials, ecologies, energies…and ideas. 4d sustainability depends on both: - a deep understanding of and sensitivity towards the nested scales of flows and flow exchanges through and across the site; and – the exchange of ideas, aspirations and everyday actions towards more sustainable possible futures.

Moveable, reconfigurable, de/reconstructible systems allow flexibility to respond to short-term changes (hours, days, months, etc). Durable materials and non-prescriptive elements allow for adaptation to occur over longer timescales. The skillful combination of the two provides a robust and nimble capacity to respond to the challenges of designing for unknowable futures.

Bruce’s architectural and urban design work has been recognized globally, particularly for the Governor General’s and World Architecture Festival winning design of the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, BC. He has extensive experience in institutional, social services, residential, retail and First Nations projects with work ranging widely from wastewater treatment plants to cafes.

Participants must bring their own safety glasses, steel toed boots, hard hats, and safety vests. 

Room 206 (Council Chambers), Existing UBC Student Union Building 

AGENDA (Updated)
2:30 am - 3:00 pm - Luncheon (full course self-serve buffet style)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Chapter Business
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Guest Speaker Introductory Presentation, then Departing on Building Tour

$32.00 plus GST for pre-registered CSC members / Association Executive Directors
$48.00 plus GST for non-members

From Wesbrook Mall: Turn west on Student Union Boulevard to access the North Parkade.

From Downtown: Take either the Number 4 UBC or 44 UBC buses.

Online at Karelo by VISA, MasterCard, or Interac Online.

The registration form available at Payment can be made at the door by cash, cheque, or VISA only.

Pre-registration ends at 2:00 pm on the Wednesday before the meeting.

Space is limited to 40 participants. Register soon!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Specifier: April 2014

Words from the Chair

By Kimberly J. Tompkins, CTR

Well, hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable St Patrick’s Day and have adjusted to the time change. I am still perplexed as to why we even participate anymore. When I am Prime Minister I am going to abolish the fall back time change and we will stay on this time forever! Nuff said!

Okay, in all seriousness, the expression “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” also applies to supporting a New Chair early in her role so I would be remiss if I did not take the time to thank my Village (the amazing board) for doing everything they did to keep this association running and growing. I have always had a passion for CSC and have been on the board off and on over the years but this is the first time I have had a leadership role. I wish that I could say that I was the leader that I wanted to be or provided the leadership that has been shown by others that have gone before me. But this board has closed ranks and managed to do an outstanding job on their own. Instead of waiting for me to guide them they have stepped up and carried their portfolios all on their own. There has been a great deal of support for the new board members from the veteran group which goes a long way to ensure the continuity of the board let alone making sure the day to day business is addressed. Thank you to each and every one of you for doing such an outstanding job!


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