UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins ACEC 2013 award for Engineering Excellence

Media Release: April 9, 2013

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has won an Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2013 Award for Engineering Excellence in the Buildings category.

The ACEC Awards celebrate the most innovative engineering projects in British Columbia across five categories: Buildings, Municipal, Transportation, Natural Resource, Energy & Industry and Soft Engineering. The winners were announced at an awards gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

ACEC describe the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building as “ingenious” and commend Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers on their structural solutions that “combined individual elements, making them behave together as a single entity seismically.”

“We’re thrilled that the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has been so well received among the professional engineering and design community,” says Dr. Wayne Riggs, professor and dean pro tem, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. “Congratulations to Glotman Simpson on this exceptional achievement.”

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, designed by Montreal’s Saucier & Perrotte Architects and Vancouver’s Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA), has also received a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, a Wallpaper* Design Award, an Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and an Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award.