SFU Applied Science Building Construction Project

Please note that the east and north entrances to the Applied Science Building are blocked off for construction from May 4, 2020 to spring 2022. The schedule may change with further notice. Many spaces in the ASB are still open with alternative routes to the building. See map below to view alternative routes. Please follow signs and plan your route ahead of time.

The Applied Science Building (ASB) is undergoing a revitalization project from May 4, 2020 to fall 2021. The ASB construction project will include the installation of an energy-efficient building envelope that will reduce SFU’s carbon footprint, address chronic water issues within the building envelope, improve configuration and utilization of learning spaces, labs, workspaces and support areas, and include a streamlined campus east entrance that supports future development of adjacent areas. Many spaces in the ASB will remain open and access routes will change. Signage will be posted. Please plan your route ahead of time.

In addition to addressing long term building envelope issues, the revitalization aspects of the project have been developed on the academic plan for the Faculty of Applied Sciences to expand the teaching and research functions of the facility.

Look forward to:

  • Updated foyer offering an inviting campus entrance
  • New linear access route through campus
  • Enhanced building envelope and new facades to increase energy efficiency
  • Improving security measures at entry access points and respective functional rooms
  • Staging to support an expansion of collaborative and enhanced teaching laboratory spaces
  • Consolidated administrative spaces to streamline operations

Please note the following when visiting the Applied Science Building:

  • The east and north entrances to the ASB are closed and blocked for construction. Use alternative entry routes (see map).
  • The men's washrooms are closed on the ASB 10000 level. Washrooms on the ASB 9000 level are open and available for use.
  • Rooms and certain areas may not be available for use.
  • Noise and vibration disruptions due to hammering, concrete cutting and heavy equipment.
  • Odour from welding.

Alternative Routes to The ASB

If you are a FAS faculty, staff or student and have questions, please submit them to www.sfu.ca/fas/asb-construction/contact.

For all other inquiries, please contact Naila Nalupta at naila_nalupta@sfu.ca.


  • A new interior route is now available to help flow pedestrian traffic from AQ/SCK to ASB/TASC1. Please follow the way-finding signs posted. Note that the north and east entrances remain blocked.
  • The women’s washroom on the ASB 10000 level are now open. The men’s washroom on the ASB 10000 level remains closed.