Education at Ponderosa Commons

The departments of Language & Literacy Education (LLED) and Educational Studies (EDST) have relocated from the “beloved” annexes to Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons.   Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons is a distinct Faculty of Education space within the Ponderosa Commons complex, a new live-work-learn facility on the UBC campus. Education Centre showcases the merging of our academic mandate with innovation. Technology-enhanced teaching and learning spaces, two of our academic departments, Educational Studies (EDST) and Language and Literacy Education (LLED), an Education Research and Learning Commons and informal learning spaces are located within this facility. This is a space where educational initiatives, international research, and local educational expertise can be resourced. We celebrated the official building opening on March 30, 2016.

 

Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons Photo Gallery

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January 2016 - Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 classroom

January 2016 - Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 classroom

January 2016 - Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 classroom

July 2015 - SW view from University Boulevard & Lower Mall

July 2015 - SE view from University Boulevard & West Mall

July 2015 - North residential tower (left) and podium wing (right)

July 2015 - Testing if the photo gallery form works

July 2015 - Construction on the slope along University Boulevard

June 2015 - SW view from University Boulevard & Lower Mall

June 2015 - Precast concrete facade panels waiting for installation

June 2015 - View of podium wing from Lower Mall

May 2015 - SE view from University Boulevard & West Mall

May 2015 - South view of the podium wing from University Boulevard

May 2015 - NE view of podium wing from West Mall

April 2015 - SE view from University Boulevard & West Mall

April 2015 - NE view of podium wing from West Mall

April 2015 - Construction worker preps north podium wing wall

March 2015 - SE view from University Boulevard & West Mall

March 2015 - SW view from University Boulevard & Lower Mall

March 2015 - East view into the inner courtyard between podium wing and residential tower

March 2015 - View of podium wing (left) and residential tower (right) from West Mall

December 2014 - Work begins on the podium wing (right) as the final floors are added to the north residential tower (left)

December 2014 - Dean Blye Frank participates in the "topping off" of the north residential tower

December 2014 -

November 2014 - Sunset behind the north residential tower

September 2014 - Work begins on the 10th floor of the north residential tower

September 2014 - Work begins on the podium wing along Lower Mall

September 2014 - Precast concrete building facade panels are attached to the north residential tower

August 2014 - Aerial view of the site
Photo by UrbanOne

July 2014 - Construction on the 3rd floor of the north residential tower

July 2014 - Construction continues on the north residential tower

July 2014 - Tower cranes A and B

July 2014 - Workers on the north residential tower wall

May 2014 - A second tower crane (B, left) is installed along Lower Mall

March 2014 - Tower crane A is completed; Ponderosa Commons Phase 1 in background

March 2014 - Workers connect sections of the jib arm high above the ground

March 2014 - Jib operating arm being raised into place

March 2014 - Construction worker climbing the crane mast

March 2014 - Workers attach the jib arm to the crane mast

March 2014 - A temporary crane is used to lift sections of the tower crane into place

March 2014 - Parts of the crane are transported in by truck

March 2014 - Construction workers assemble the crane mast

March 2014 - The excavation continues to expand

March 2014 - Concrete is poured to prepare for the first tower crane

March 2014 - Excavation continues

March 2014 - The foundations are expanded as the site prepares for the installation of the first tower crane.

February 2014 - Excavation continues through the snow

January 2014 - Ponderosa Commons 2 Construction Site

January 2014 - Excavation of the Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 site begins

January 2014 - Demolition and cleanup continues on the Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 site

December 2013 - Demolition begins

November 2013 - Original Ponderosa Centre and huts

August 2013 - Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 NW View
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg | Hughes Condon Marler Architects (Architects in joint venture)

July 2013 - Landscaping in the Public Realm – Outdoor Classroom
Hapa Collaborative