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UVic posts RFP for engineering school expansion

Though funding still needs to be secured, construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2021 and be completed by fall 2023.


proposalsThe University of Victoria has issued a public request for proposals (RFP) for architectural and engineering consulting services to create new space for its engineering students, faculty and staff. The scheduled close for proposals is Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

Though funding still needs to be secured, construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2021 and be completed by fall 2023.

Located in the southeast sector of campus and within Ring Road, the construction project will provide teaching and research space and will ensure students have opportunities to engage in hands-on learning.

As outlined in the Campus Plan, the Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS) will receive a six-storey addition for lab and research facilities.

A separate, 12-metre tall High Bay Research and Structures Lab will be constructed to the south of the Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) and will include a design studio and additional laboratory space.

UVic’s Faculty of Engineering currently has about 3,000 students, including 600 graduate students in seven disciplines—including recently established civil engineering and biomedical engineering programs.

With the support of the province, UVic aims to grow its engineering and computer sciences enrolment by 500 new undergraduate degree spaces by 2022-23, once the new buildings are complete.