Centre for Digital Media

The 4-storey wood frame structure, 51,000 sf building state-of-the-art multi-media training and research facility for the digital arts fields (video game creation, animation, film, etc.) as well as residences for students registered in the Program. The project is the result of a collaboration between the BC Provincial Government, Industry, and four of BC’s major postsecondary institutions; the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.   
The long-term goal for the Great Northern Way Campus master plan (designed by MCM) is to create a world-renowned digital media cluster. The Centre has 16,000 sf of teaching, meeting and studio space on the ground floor. The design focuses on smaller collaborative spaces for students to work together on projects with specialized labs, classrooms, theatre space, offices and other related space accommodating approximately 130 students currently in the Master’s program. The upper three floors have 76 units of student housing.

Location: Vancouver
Size: 51,000 sf
Client: Great Northern Way Campus Trust