Architectural illustration of the future support services building.
The new Support Services Building moved one step closer to reality last month, when the design concept was approved by the facilities development and sustainability subcommittee and board of governors.
The new facility will provide administrative and accounting offices and a computing facility outside Ring Road, between Centennial Stadium and the Continuing Studies Building. The two-storey building, featuring two wings joined by a central atrium, will hug the edge of parking lot 4, with the main entrance fronting onto Ring Road.
Like other recent campus construction projects, the building will be designed to meet the silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Standards. Sustainability features will include a stormwater management system incorporating landscaped retention ponds near the building entrance.
UVic Facilities Management will manage the project, and the design team will be led by CEI Neilson Architecture. Construction is slated to begin in May 2007, with a proposed completion date of September 2008. For more information and current construction updates, visit the web site at www.uvic.ca/construction/.