Construction Projects

The Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum

Status: In construction
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

Introducing the Gibson Art Museum - Sept 2023

First Peoples' Gathering House

Status: In construction
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