University of Victoria – Island Medical Building, Victoria, BC
The Island Medical Building achieved the coveted gold crown for its top-ranking standards of environmental design and sustainability. The Canada Green Building Council announced it is officially recognizing the building with gold level status in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating program. The building is home to the Island Medical Program which is educating new doctors on Vancouver Island.
The $12-million, 43,000-square foot facility was opened by Premier Gordon Campbell in December 2004. Students are connected via innovative videoconferencing technology. The Medical Sciences Building houses two state-of-the-art lecture theatres, anatomy research and multi-purpose laboratories, eight problem-based learning rooms, clinical skills teaching room, computer lab and administrative offices for supporting students during their four-year program.
Lortap created very unique lecture room ceiling panels (clouds), lecterns, paneling, handrails, curved reception desks, and miscellaneous casework.