Awards + Achievements

  • UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Aims for LEED Gold Certification 2009
  • UBC's 2009 College Sustainability Report Card from the Sustainability Endowments Institute included an "A" in the Green Building category--the average grade among 300 public and private institutions was a "C+" UBC is Canada’s First and Only University to Receive Green Campus Recognition from the National Wildlife Federation (2003, 2005, 2006)
  • University Boulevard Design Wins Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award in Urban Design (2006) and University Boulevard Project Receives American Institute of Architects Honour Award for Regional and Urban Design (2006)
  • UBC Life Sciences Centre Awarded Prestigious LEED Gold Certification (2006)
  • UBC Fred Kaiser Building Lauded for Energy Efficient Building Features (2005)
  • UBC Develops REAP to Encourage a Higher Standard for Building Construction and Performance in Family Housing Projects (2004)
  • Innovative Housing Project Provides Foundation for UTown@UBC (2003)
  • Liu Institute for Global Issues is a Model of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (2000)
  • UBC Becomes Canada’s First University to Adopt a Sustainable Development Policy (1997)
  • C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research Wins Regional BOMA EARTH Award (1996) 2013 Wood BC Design Awards
  • Institutional Wood Design - Large: Jana Foit, Perkins + Will – Earth Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC
  • Commercial Wood Design: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. – Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility, Vancouver, BC
  • Green Building Award winner demonstrates a significant contribution to improving the overall environmental performance of any building. The 2013 award went to Vancouver-based Peter Busby of Perkins + Will for his project, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC in Vancouver. Pharmacy building
  • Golden Nugget Award
  • Wallpaper magazine – best lab design
  • UBC received a special mention for their submission to SCUP's Triple III Award. Here's an excerpt from Niraj's speech: Special Mention for Institutional Innovation and Integration (Triple I) The University of British Columbia received a special citation from SCUP for their entry UBC Sustainability Initiative. Its two themes are the campus as a living laboratory and the university as an agent of change. It is an innovative model that deeply integrates the university’s operational and academic efforts in sustainability and supports UBC’s transformation into a vibrant, sustainable community. Congratulations to The University of British Columbia.














Allard Hall


Diamond & Schmitt Architects and CEI Architecture

Award of Excellence – Educational - Masonry Design Awards, 2012

Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRD Building


Saucier + Perrotte Architects in joint venture with Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, 2011

Henry Angus Building


Acton Ostry Architects Inc.


Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture, 2011

Canadian Interiors Best Canada Award, 2010

Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award, 2010

Vancouver Regional Construction Association Award of Excellence, 2010


Centre For Interactive Research On Sustainability (CIRS)


Busby Perkins+Will / Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co


AIBC Innovation Award 2012

Biological Sciences Complex


Acton Ostry Architects Inc.


Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award, 2012

Buchanan Courtyard


Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg

Design Exchange Awards, 2011

Applied Arts Design Environmental Design Award 2012

Society Of Colleges And Universities, Planning Landscape Architecture, Excellence Honour Award, 2012

Canadian Society Of Landscape Architects Regional Honour Award, 2012

Museum of Anthropology Renewal



RAIC Prix du XXe Siècle Award, 2011

MBA House


Raymond Letkeman Architects

Gold Nugget Award of Merit – Best Campus Housing Project, 2010

Wesbrook Place


Raymond Letkeman Architects and Paul Merrick Architects

Gold Nugget Residential Community of the Year 2010

Gold Nugget Best Community Site Plan – 20 Acres or More, 2010



Rositch Hemphill and Associates

Gold Nugget Best Multi-Family Housing Project – 4 to 6 stories, 2010

Gold Nugget Award of Merit – International Project, 2010

Gold Nugget Award of Merit – Residential Community of the Year – Attached, 2010

Life Sciences Centre


Bunting Coady Architects (now B&H)

International Illumination Design Award, special citation

Building Magazine, Outside the Box - Green Building Design

Masonry Institute of BC - Masonry Design Awards – Merit award, institutional

BOMA British Columbia Earth Award, 2005

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America - Energy and Environmental Design Award

Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau Building of the Year - Commercial Interior

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC - Award of Merit

The Energy and Environmental Design Award - Special Citation

Beaty Biodiversity Centre / Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)


Patkau Architects

Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal 2011

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre


DA Architects & Planners

Restoration award, Masonry Design Awards, 2008

Sustainability Street



Design Exchange Awards of Excellence, Silver, Landscape Architecture Category 2007

Chemical & Biological Engineering Building and Clean Energy Research Centre


Bunting Coady Architects (now B&H)

Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Fred Kaiser Building



Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award: Merit, 2008

Millennial Time Machine


Public Design and superkül architecture

Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Special Jury Award, 2006