Health Sciences Courtyards

The proposal is for landscape and infrastructure improvements to the Health Sciences walkways and courtyard area.

DP 11017

Health Sciences Courtyard

  • DP Application Received - June 2, 2011
  • Public Consultation - Open House was held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Lobby, Woodward IRC, 2194 Health Sciences Mall
  • Construction Complete.


Campus and Community Planning has planned significant improvements to the Medical Precinct’s pathways and courtyards as part of the 2009 Public Realm Plan’s mission to create a series of memorable open spaces on campus.  The Medical Precinct is distinct from the Campus Core with an east-west asymmetrical grid, defined by staggered building blocks and with circulation developed around a sequence of open spaces.  Plans for the courtyards include re-establishing the primary courtyard within the three courtyards, improving the overall circulation and access to the spaces, creating a more contemplative campus environment through plantings, site furnishings and programming. 

The Health Sciences Courtyard and Pathways project solved long-time drainage problems and improved the usability and aesthetics of this area of campus. Building occupants in the vicinity now enjoy a ‘living room’ carpeted in lawn and surrounded by benches and seating platforms that allow for socializing, reading, studying, relaxing, contemplating or eating.



  • UBC Project Services
  • Karen Keist, Landscape Architects

Manager, Development Services
(604) 822-1586

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