The newly opened $18.5-million Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is a legacy of the University of British Columbia‘s $1.5 billion Start An Evolution fundraising campaign. A home for alumni for life right at the heart of the Vancouver campus, the Alumni Centre is named in honour of one of UBC’s most dedicated graduates: prominent local business leader and philanthropist Robert H. Lee. The state-of-the-art building, designed by Toronto’s KPMB Architects in joint venture with Hughes Condon Marler, is a physical symbol of the relationship between UBC and its 300,000 alumni.
The building contains a welcome centre, learning facilities, meeting rooms, library, lounge, cafe, and Jack Poole Hall conference and event space. It will also house e@UBC, a centre for innovation. The freestanding, multi-level 41,700 square foot LEED-certified facility will be feted this week at a gala dinner staged in the centre’s Jack Poole Hall.
Photos by Joshua McVeity.