Punctuating the atrium landings with real trees and intimate seating provides biophilic space for pause, reflection, informal study, and social encounters. (Credit: Ema Peter)
Sustainable Energy Engineering Building
Firm Locationvancouver, Canada
Project locationSurrey, British Columbia
CompanyRevery Architecture Inc.
Lead ArchitectBing Thom (deceased), Venelin Kokalov
Design TeamArchitecture + Interior Design - Revery Architecture: Shinobu Homma, Lisa Potopsingh, Nicole Hu, Jacqueline Wiles, Bibi Fehr, Andrea Flynn, Culum Osborne, Steven Schmidt; Structural Engineer: WSP Canada Inc.; Mechanical Engineer: The AME Consulting Group Ltd.; Electrical Engineer: AES Engineering Ltd.; Civil Engineer: Aplin Martin Consultants Ltd.; General Contractor: Bird Construction
ClientSimon Fraser University
The Sustainable Energy Engineering Building creates a new academic and research facility for Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, an integrated academic precinct within Surrey’s City Centre. The animated façade of alternating white precast panels and reflective glazing – derived from circuit board imagery – floats above a porous ribbon of transparent glazing, inviting students and the community to engage. Within, the soaring atrium showers natural light and is infused with nature, promoting health and wellbeing while accommodating interdisciplinary, multi-use, and multi-scale functions.