The Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC) on Great Northern Way started construction of their new 51,000-sq. ft Centre for Digital Media.
The new building will be home to high-tech classrooms and 76-studio apartments on three floors for student housing. The building will feature a geothermal system, a green roof and solar panels.
The mixed-use building is expected to be opened in September 2012.
GNWC is owned by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University,Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The site was donated by Finning International Inc. to the four institutions in 2001.