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
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. www.parking.ubc.ca/find-parking
From Downtown: Take either the Number 4 UBC or 44 UBC buses. www.translink.ca
Online at Karelo by VISA, MasterCard, or Interac Online.
REGISTER BY FAX
The registration form available at vancouver.csc-dcc.ca. 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!