Construction Projects

First Peoples' Gathering House

Status: Construction to begin fall 2022
Project Location: Across from Strand Hall at Burnaby campus
Budget: $15 million
Project Gross: 12,000-sq. ft.
Prime Consultant: Urban Arts Architecture Inc.
Expected Completion Date: Spring 2024

Representatives from Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem Nation participated in discussion around vision, programming and site location. SFU students, faculty and staff actively engaged in community discussions. This new large cultural hub will include:

  • Large ceremonial hall to welcome up to 300 attendees
  • Purpose-driven spaces such as : an Elders' room, dressing room, wellness room and a classroom
  • Multi-generational Indigenous Peoples' lounge for smaller gatherings
  • Food service kitchen to provide catering options

Learn more about the First Peoples' Gathering House

Residence Building - Phase 2

Status: Under construction
Project Location: former Madge Hogarth Residence site
Budget: $77M
Project Gross: 13,240 square meters (142,500 square feet)
Prime Consultant: Dialog
Expected Completion Date: Spring Semester, 2023

The Phase 2 Residences Project consists of a 12-storey tower, a 4-storey low-rise building, a 2-storey entrance lobby, and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the existing parkade south of the Project site. With a total building area for the Project of 13,242 sm. The 12-storey student residence tower consists of 369 single rooms, shared washrooms, study areas, floor lounges, and amenity areas. The low-rise building consists of an indigenous community space, service areas, and office space for SFU Residence and Housing administration, short-term guest accommodations and staff apartments. The 2-storey Project main entry connects the residence tower with the low-rise building and serves as the reception desk for all facilities, and the pedestrian bridge connects the shared entrance lobby with the existing parking garage to the south. The project is also targeting WELL certification.

Residence Dining Commons

Status: Under Construction
Project Location: expansion of existing residence dining hall and renovation of existing
Budget: $25.8M
Project Gross: 2,780 square meter (30,000 square feet)
Prime Consultant: Dialog
Expected Completion Date: Fall Semester, 2021

Triples the size of current residence dining facility adding 700 seats.

  • Expands indoor capacity to 800 seats
  • Featuring 14 new culinary stations, offering global cuisine and plant-forward options
  • Addition of 30,000 Sq feet, including a patio and mezzanine dining level