SFU Facilities Services

Awards and Achievements

Campus Awards

SFU Burnaby Campus
2007 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Prix du XXe siècle (20th century prize)

Recognizing the enduring excellence of the architecture of SFU Burnaby campus, originally designed by Arthur Erickson and Geoff Massey. SFU Facilities Services continues to adhere to the principles and architectural expression of Erickson's original vision.

In September, 2011, 25 buildings at SFU Burnaby campus were certified under the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia (BOMA) BEST program. SFU Burnaby is the first campus in Canada to achieve BOMA certification. These 25 buildings were first certified in 2007 under BOMA's Go Green certification which was replaced with BOMA BEST. (Click to see the list of buildings certified and more detail on the BOMA BEST program).

Building Awards

Shrum Chemistry Renew
SFU Shrum Chemistry major renew project won the 2012 Real Estate Board Commercial Building Excellence Award in the category of Commercial Renovation. The prime consultant for the project was Rui Nunes of Henriquez Architects. The project was led by KC Jones, Assistant Director, Major Projects.To see more building information, please click here.

Energy Management
For 2 years in a row (2010 and 2011), Simon Fraser University was awarded BC Hydro Power Smart Leader - the highest level of customer recognition award given by BC Hydro - for demonstrating sustained leadership in energy efficiency and conservation. (www.bchydro.com/awards) Sam Dahabieh, Director of operations, Facilities Services and Ron Sue, Energy Manager accepted the award on behalf of SFU.

Blusson Hall
Gold Medal for Lieutenant-Governor 2009 Awards in Architecture
2010 Merit Award of Society for College & University Planning (SCUP) Excellence in Architecture (http://www.scup.org/page/awards/2010/recipient/award10)

Chancellors' Gymnasium (West Wing & Fitness Centre)
2008 Recognition from Natural Resources Canada as Low Energy Use Building

Saywell Hall - SFU Burnaby's Arts & Social Science 1 Complex (ASSC1)
2008 Earth Award of Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia
2008 Merit Award for Consulting Engineers of BC
2008 Excellence in Concrete Construction BC Award
Recognition from Natural Resources Canada for Low Energy use Building 2008
Gold Medal for Lieutenant-Governor 2009 Awards in Architecture
2010 Merit Award of Society for College & University Planning (SCUP) Excellence in Architecture

The Westminster Savings Credit Union Lecture Theatre - SFU Surrey's 200 Seat Theatre
2007 IDIBC Award of Excellence, Raven Design Consultants and Omicron AECS

Segal Graduate School of Business
2006 AIBC Special Jury Award
2007 Heritage BC Outstanding Achievement Award (Merrick Architecture)

Student Residences and Dining Hall
2006 Grand Award Winner
Awards for Excellence in Concrete Construction

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Medal for Excellence in Architecture
Lieutenant Governor of BC 2002 Awards in Architecture

Community Engagement Awards

On June 9, 2013, Facilities Services and Sustainability Office received the 2013 City of Burnaby Environmental Star Award. Simon Fraser University Green Labs Program was recognized for their contributions to environmental sustainability and reducing the energy footprint of campus science buildings. Click here for more details of the Green Labs program, and details on the City of Burnaby Environmental Awards program.

National Sweater Day Challenge February 7, 2013: In support of the WWF's National Sweater Day, Facilities Services turned down the temperature in campus buildings to conserve energy and organized the communications sent to the campus community to encourage them to wear a sweater that day. Simon Fraser University won BOMA's inaugural Sweater Day Challenge.

Projects in the News

SFU Surrey's Academic Library, designed by Raven Design Consultants with Omicron AEC, was featured in ARCHIDEA #36/2007, page 31. ARCHIDEA is published by Forbo and is circulated internationally.

"Chancellor Gymnasium Expansion by CEI Architecture Planning Interiors – A Winning Team"
Award Magazine, August 2006 (cover photo and part of feature article on CEI Architecture)

Technology and Science Complex 1 (TASC 1) – full page photograph and project described as part of a feature article on Stuart Olson Construction (Construction Manager for TASC 1), Western Builder, Designer and Architect, Fall 2006

"A New Height", feature article on opening of SFU Surrey
AQ Magazine, November 2006

Segal Graduate School of Business "Open for Business",
Special business supplement, Vancouver Sun, May 3, 2006

SFU Surrey campus "SFU Opens $70m Whalley Campus, University focuses on tech training",
The Province, Sept. 10, 2006

TASC 2, feature article in "Canadian Buildings Utilize Sustainable Design Priniciples",
Tradeline Reports article, November 1, 2006

High Performance Achievements for Facilities

The Chancellor's Gymnasium Addition project was successful in its review under the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) with an energy performance of 44.1% over the MNECB, and qualifies for a CBIP incentive award of $55,618