Construction Projects

Student Union Building

Status: Under construction
Project Location: south side of Freedom Square
Budget: $55M
Project Gross: 10,280 square meter (110,750 square feet)
Prime Consultant: Perkins & Will Architects
Expected Completion Date: Spring Semester, 2020
SFU Project Lead: Todd Farup , Facilities Development

New student Union Building will be entirely devoted to students with lounges, study areas, meeting rooms and recreational facilities. Some of the key features include a napping room, a community kitchen, an online gaming lounge, music rooms and a live performance stage.
The building is also targeting LEED gold certification, which is the second-highest rating in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system. 

Click here to view the SUB Building Design and Development Report [PDF].

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Residence Building - Phase 1

Status: Under construction
Project Location: former Louis Riel Residence site
Budget: $68.5M
Project Gross: 16,600 square meters (178,700 square feet)
Prime Consultant: Dialog
Expected Completion Date: Fall Semester, 2020
SFU Project Lead: George Venini , Facilities Development

Consists of two 7- storey building housing 482 single rooms for 1st year students. LEED Gold.

Residence Dining Commons

Status: Being tendered
Project Location: expansion of existing residence dining hall and renovation of existing
Budget: $25.8M
Project Gross: 2780 square meter (30,000 square feet)
Prime Consultant: Dialog
Expected Completion Date: Summer Semester, 2021
SFU Project Lead: George Venini , Facilities Development

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

Corix Biomass Project

Status: Under construction
Project Location: South Campus road
Budget: $30M (SFU Share $22M)
Level 1: 1,421m2 (15,726 sq. ft.)
Level 2: 673m2 (7,248 sq. ft.)
Prime Developer: Corix Utilities
Expected Completion Date: August, 2020
SFU Project Lead: Adil Jessa, Facilities Development

The proposed Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility Project is an extension of the regulated district energy utility that currently provides energy for space heating and hot water to existing buildings at UniverCity. The proposed project will provide cost-effective, low carbon energy to the SFU campus and all new buildings at UniverCity, creating an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to fossil fuel and electricity use.

For more information about the Corix Biomass project, visit our FAQ page

Lorne Davies Complex Stadium

Status: Under construction
Project Location: Adjacent to Terry Fox Field and track, south face of Lorne Davies Complex 
Budget: $15 M including $10 M commitment from SFSS
Project Gross: 1818 individual seats and 10 accessible seats
Prime Consultant: Perkins + Will Architects, Fast + Epp Structural Engineers
Expected Completion Date: Summer Semester, 2020
SFU Project Lead: Gerald Gongos and James Bremner, Campus Planning and Development

The new stadium will provide seating for more than 1800 spectators as it includes new individual bleacher seats and informal seating for up to 300 on the surrounding landscaped berm. An extensive structural canopy overhead is anchored by facilities for coaching staff, media and dignitaries. The project is highly accessible with ramps, washrooms, and vantage points for observing activities on both track and field.

Funding for the project is a collaboration between the SFSS and the University.  

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