University of Calgary Life Science Research Centre

University of Calgary Life Science Research Centre

Calgary, Alberta
Research Science Lab

This project involves the construction of the Life Science and Research Centre (formerly ISIC) building for the University of Calgary.

The new building will be approximately 96,000 sq ft in size, which will be a purpose-built facility that consolidates core research facilities across campus.

The new building will be approximately 2 levels plus basement and mechanical penthouse and will feature a vivarium including aquatics and related program, and research laboratories.

As early as Schematic design, our mechanical team started to use BIM tools to include the shafts layout and laboratory control valves in the architectural design to ensure the client requirement of having all the control valves in the basement and penthouse level for easy access and maintenance.  This required early facilities and maintenance management involvement and proactive approach of the design team. The inclusive and integrated approach of design ensured the success of proper clearances during the design development phase.


  • LEED Gold Target

  • Net Zero Carbon Target

  • 38% better than ASHRAE 90.1

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