Construction Projects

The Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum

Status: Construction to start spring 2023
Project Location: Current Strand Hall parking space
Project Gross: 12,000 -sq. ft.
Prime Consultant: Hariri Pontarini Architects and Iredale Architects
Expected Completion Date: Winter 2024/2025

The Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum will serve SFU's academic mission by deepening knowledge and understanding through new areas of inquiry, research and learning. It will create a vibrant focal point for the arts and culture in an iconic new space that will anchor the east gateway of SFU Burnaby. The space will acknowledge visitors' different "time signatures" for engaging and create spaces for pause, rest and recharging. It will feature: 

  • An open, accessible, welcoming entrances that allow visitors to orient and circulate
  • Three large exhibition spaces to present art work
  • Learning spaces, including art studio, seminar room and outdoor learning courtyard
  • Spaces for encountering, gathering and community building

Arts and education patrons create remarkable legacy with new arts and cultural facility

First Peoples' Gathering House

Status: Construction to begin March 2023
Project Location: Across from Strand Hall at Burnaby campus
Budget: $28 million
Project Gross: 15,000-sq. ft.
Prime Consultant: Urban Arts Architecture Inc.
General Contractor: Scott Construction
Expected Completion Date: Fall 2024

The project commenced in 2019 and throughout the initial programming and design phases, the University engaged with Indigenous Students, Faculty and Staff. Consultations have also been held with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) nations where the Burnaby campus resides.

The First Peoples’ Gathering House (FPGH) on the SFU Burnaby Campus will be a gathering place where Indigenous students, staff and faculty can come together to practice, learn and share in their cultural traditions.

The Gathering House includes:

  • A 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:

  • 12-storey tower with of 369 single rooms, shared washrooms, study areas, floor lounges and amenity areas
  • 4-storey low-rise building, with an Indigenous community space, service areas and office space for SFU Residence and Housing administration, short-term guest accommodations and staff apartments
  • 2-storey entrance lobby, connecting the residence tower with the low-rise building and services as the reception desk for all faciliities
  • and a pedestrian bridge connecting the shared entrance lobby to the existing parkade south of the Project site. 

The project is also targeting WELL certification.