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Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus has been part of the Surrey centre community since its opening 16 years ago. In 2019, a new building will add to this dynamic.
A social and economic driver for Surrey, Simon Fraser University is expanding its presence in the city’s downtown core with a new building that will house a new Sustainable Energy Engineering program, launching in Fall 2019.
The expansion will help to address growing workforce needs for graduates in key fields such as clean technology and is aimed at making B.C. a leader in the field. Students will be career ready and equipped with skills in critical growth sectors, with future expansion phases aimed at health and creative technologies. SFU’s expansion will also help meet the increasing demand for accessible post-secondary education south of the Fraser.
SFU Surrey expansion facts
- First phase of SFU’s Surrey expansion
- Spans 20,500 square meters
- Targeting energy efficient Leed Gold standards
- New Sustainable Energy Engineering program, and Mechatronic Systems Engineering labs
- Creating new spaces for 320 undergraduate and 120 graduate students
- Will be used by more than 800 students, faculty and staff, and the community
- Designed by Revery Architecture, built by Bird Construction
- $126 million, including $45 from each of the federal and provincial governments
Surrey expansion news
First-of-its-kind engineering program readies SFU students for emerging green industries
Second-year engineering student Danielle Arciaga faces a tough decision once she graduates from SFU—in which emerging green industry should she begin her career: clean tech or smart cities? learn more →
Q&A: Ian Abercrombie on new Surrey building opening for classes this fall
SFU News talks to SFU's director of campus planning and development about the new building that will open for classes this fall, complementing SFU's existing campus in Surrey's downtown core. learn more →
SFU opens new sustainable building as first phase of Surrey campus expansion
The new $126-million building in Surrey’s City Centre is the first major step in expanding the Surrey campus beyond its current home in the Central City complex. learn more →
SFU Surrey expansion gallery
Faculty of Applied Science: Sustainable Engineering Program
SFU's new Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program will begin classes in Fall 2019. This interdisciplinary program is the first of its kind in Western Canada and will be offered in a new state-of-the-art facility building at the SFU Surrey campus.
Timelapse video of the building construction
SFU construction projects
SFU has a number of construction projects in development.