Go Time for Growth
The $120M Powerhouse Project is the sum of UBC Sauder’s achievements and aspirations, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver versatile spaces, progressive programming and opportunities for learning, research and community engagement consistent with our position as one of the world’s finest business schools.
About the Powerhouse Project
We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).
With soaring demand for UBC Sauder’s top-ranked business education, we have simply run out of room to accommodate the people and programs necessary to boost 21st-century business skills, transform the student experience and equip our graduates to drive positive change in business.
Explore the Space
This stunning 11-storey building will be constructed next to our current facilities at the site of the former UBC Power House. It will be located on the last remaining building site in the core of campus and is expected to open in 2026. Drawings are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent final design.
Plaza and Forecourt
Showcasing beautiful West Coast landscape architecture in a welcoming and versatile outdoor space.
Powerhouse Lobby + Atrium
Generating pride and connection in a soaring light-filled entrance hall for special events and community building.
Improving accessibility for UBC Sauder parents with an indoor-outdoor daycare offering space for up to 50 children.
Student Learning Spaces
Supporting the evolution of education with flexible tech-enabled classrooms and learning labs.
Technology Entrepreneurship Centre
Training entrepreneurial thinkers and supporting startups to activate a flow of talent, knowledge and new ventures across disciplines and industries.
Penthouse Event Space + Rooftop Terrace
Bringing industry, students and alumni together with a spectacular event space feature dramatic mountain and ocean views.
“To be a world-class business school we need to have a space where we can support and build on our strengths in knowledge creation, achieving an outstanding learner experience, and in effective community involvement. The Powerhouse Project will provide UBC Sauder with just that—a new building where all of our community members can be successful in advancing responsible business forward within society.”