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Allard Hall at UBC wins REBGV Award

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia has won a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Award. The project, which is a joint venture between CEI Architecture and Diamond Schmitt Architects, won in the Community-Education/Research category.




Allard Hall at UBC—these bricks stack up

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, a joint venture with Diamond and Schmitt, received the Award of Excellence, Educational category at the 2012 Masonry Design Awards.



Peter A. Allard Hall School of Law at UBC celebrates grand opening of Allard Hall

The University of British Columbia opened Allard Hall today, Canada’s first new university law school building in 30 years.

The opening ceremony was attended by several hundred guests, including the Right Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada (a UBC Law faculty member from 1974-1981), the Hon. Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. (alumnus and former faculty member), Peter A. Allard (alumnus) and representatives from the Law Foundation of B.C. and Musqueam Indian Band.

The four-storey, 141,000 square foot building was named after donor and alumnus Peter A. Allard.

The building, designed by CEI Architecture and Diamond and Schmitt Architects, includes flexible, modern teaching spaces, a replica courtroom and dedicated spaces for the faculty’s nearly 650 students, 45 full-time faculty, plus alumni and guests.

A three-storey multipurpose forum with floor-to-ceiling windows converts from a social area to an auditorium for special events and lectures. Designed and built to LEED Gold standards, Allard Hall’s carbon footprint is estimated to be as much as 87 percent less than that of an equivalent conventional building.

For more coverage, see the story in the Vancouver Sun.