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OCTOBER 2019 | 47 To help tie the Science Commons into University Hall, PCL removed a footbridge and built an enclosed, glazed bridge that leads directly to three lecture halls. The build- ers also upgraded the generator in University Hall to accommodate the Science Commons. "Additionally, we redid University Hall's north facade by removing the original cedar plank cladding and replacing it with fibre cement cladding," says Felzien. "Originally more substantial upgrades had been planned, but adherence to budget took precedence." By the time of the September grand opening, the Science Commons was already a success in that new Fall 2019 registrants to Bachelor of Science pro- grams were up over 23 percent from 2018, while total BSc registrants were up nearly 10 percent. As University of Lethbridge president Mike Mahon says, "It took a great community effort to bring the dream of Science Commons together. From our incredible faculty and staff, to alumni and donors, our Board of Directors and Senate and all our partners throughout southern Alberta, Science Commons will stand as a testament to visionary thought and perseverance and represent the very best our University has to offer." A LOCATION University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta OWNER/DEVELOPER University of Lethbridge ARCHITECTS (JV) Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR PCL Construction Management Inc. STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT Entuitive STRUCTURAL - LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAMING STRUCTURES Park-Janik Consulting Engineers Inc. MECHANICAL CONSULTANT SNC Lavalin ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT SMP Engineering VIBRATION CONSULTANT SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. BUILDING ENVELOPE CONSULTANT Building Envelope Engineering Inc. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PFS Studio TOTAL SIZE 387,500 square feet TOTAL COST $280 million Science Commons – University of Lethbridge PHOTOGRAPHY BY LATITUDE PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY PCL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INC. Authorized dealer for Fallstop Division 1:20 PM 7:47 AM Recognized in Structural Engineering Consulting. Proudly serving Western Canada #300 2816 11 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7S7 403-270-8187 • Proud to be the consulting engineers on the Science Commons - University of Lethbridge ParkJanik_AWARD_1019.indd 1 9/25/19 3:05 Over 40 years of painting experience Derochie Painting Ltd. is pleased to provide the painting for the Science Commons – University of Lethbridge. 4010 24th Avenue North Lethbridge AB T1H 6L7 Tel: 403-380-4248 | Derochie Painting Ltd. PAINTING - COATINGS - FLOORING - ABRASIVE BLASTING Derochie_AWARD_1019.indd 1 9/27/19 9:08 AM Box 474 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z1 403-328-8196

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