SFU SE3P is home to the School of Sustainable Engineering at the Simon Fraser campus in Surrey, BC. The building is LEED gold certified and houses state of the art robotics, automotive, science and engineering labs, the SFU student services center as well as two lecture halls and a large central atrium illuminated by an overhead skylight. Living trees grow in the massive tree pods, fed by the natural light and aided by suspended grow light chandeliers.

The building is precast concrete construction and careful attention was given to ensure the structure would meet the extremely stringent vibration limit criteria required by sensitive lab equipment. The undulating white precast concrete and glass facade evokes a circuit board, and the same visual rhythm is carried into the interiors of the lecture hall.

SFU SE3P was a $126 million federally funded, fast tracked project, meaning the building permit stage was bypassed, and construction was occurring floor by floor as design was still ongoing on the floors above. This presented unique challenges and an extremely demanding pace to facilitate the complex systems coordination and stay ahead of construction.

The School of Sustainable Engineering was successfully completed and open to students in 2019.


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