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Academic Health Sciences Building - D Wing Addition

Saskatoon, SK

Contract Value:

$127.7 million

Prime Consultant:

HDH Architects

Project Owner:

University of Saskatchewan

Contract Format:

Stipulated Price

Completion Date:

June 2013

Contract Duration:

58 months

This project consisted of 18,600 square metres (200,200 square feet) of new construction including a six-storey addition, basement, utility and pedestrian tunnels, and approximately 2,200 square metres (23,700 square feet) of renovations at the interface with the existing Academic Health Sciences B Wing.

The D Wing addition included: wet and dry research laboratory space for students and faculty; large open labs with associated lab support rooms such as dark rooms, tissue culture rooms, equipment rooms and microscopy suites; numerous procedure rooms and surgical suites; offices adjacent to the lab areas for faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows; one six-storey atrium and two smaller atria that provide natural sunlight; and collaborative/interactive spaces to maximize “academic collisions.” The labs and research areas are supported by a 25,800 square foot vivarium, home to approximately 5,000 rodents and other small animals required for research purposes. The fifth floor infrastructure is flexible and capable of responding to the changing requirements of teaching and research and will be developed in the future as needed.

The new addition is also includes interdisciplinary biomedical research, which involves the Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Kinesiology, and Arts and Sciences faculties. The facility houses approximately 60 to 65 principal investigators with their staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and will be one of the most modern teaching and research facilities in Canada.

Graham was awarded the 2015-2016 Heritage Award by the City of Saskatoon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) which recognized the contribution to heritage preservation within the City of Saskatoon in the areas of archaeology, history, museums, historic buildings and sites, genealogy, natural history, and folklore.