Santa Clara/Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit System
The design objective of this overall project is impressive.
Per Architect – Dialog Design – this was a unique transit-orientated project where “UBC wanted to build more student beds and Translink had a mandate to deliver a new bus exchange, but both were running into space constraints on campus….the team decided to build up, rather than out. The result was a new 650-bed student residence built on a two-storey podium over much of the second-busiest TransLink bus exchange in the Lower Mainland, thereby maximizing the density and land use on this part of campus.”
We were proud to collaborate with the architect to create highly transparent and open canopies that aligned with the building design for the residence halls and bus shelters.
For bus canopies – with budget at the forefront, we created a modification to our standard side-mounted spider assembly with a custom stand-off that allowed for simpler timber structural support (read cost savings) and faster install (read more cost savings with reduced labour hours on site).
For canopies at residence entrances (not shown) – a simplier solution was needed for these smaller glass pieces – we provided our doc and pin fittings to mount to a structural steel support that was integrated with the building’s curtain wall.
We also provided a VUE bi-folding door for this project (not shown).
Per UBC President – Santa Ono regarding Dialog Design’s overall project design:
“This is a stunning facility, and an architectural and engineering marvel… It is a true home for our beloved students.”
Source for Quote and Project Info via Dialog Design here