Media Release: March 21, 2013
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to announce the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has received an Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award in the Higher Education Institutions and Research category.
Launched in Fall 2009, architzer.com is the world's largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online, with a focus on building community by connecting architects with peers, fans and clients. The Architizer A+ Awards were founded to recognize the best in the profession on a global scale. The Awards are open to buildings completed in the past three years and received entries from over 100 countries.
The Architizer Jury, consisting of over 200 industry leaders, nominated their top five finalists across 50 categories in February 2013. These projects were then presented online to Architzer's readership of over one million people to vote for the Popular Choice winners. Architizer will host the annual Architizer A+ Awards Gala in New York City on May 16, 2013.
Officially opened on September 18, 2012, the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building was designed by Montreal's Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Vancouver's Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA). The quarter-million square foot structure has also been recognized with a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence as well as a prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award.
"We are honoured that our new building has received an Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award," says Dr. Wayne Riggs, professor and dean pro tem, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. "These awards generate a large amount of exposure for our building, which we hope will raise awareness of the exceptional work our Faculty does in education, research and practice. Congratulations to Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Hughes Condon Marler Architects on yet another outstanding achievement."