The excitement is building, quite literally, as our new state-of-the-art creative campus begins to emerge from the foundations. What was once a slab of concrete has transformed into the framework for tomorrow’s creative hub! With glass panels being mounted to the exterior we’re beginning to get a glimpse into LaSalle College Vancouver’s future!
Here’s are some notes on what to expect where the new campus is move-in ready: Technology, active learning and social engagement come together in the 108,000-square-foot, seven-storey building, each level faceted in floor-to-ceiling glass. A sprawling atrium reveals an ultra-modern suspended classroom floating above the common area. A dual-purpose lecture theatre and sound stage will house digital film, gaming and film classes, while serving as the ideal stage for welcoming the next cohort of creatives, graduations and unforgettable events. A gaming lounge in the learning commons will be the envy of gamers across Canada.
As one of only four schools in the country that offers a degree in fashion design, the campus will boast several makerspaces—ateliers to entice students hungry for experiential learning to dabble, build and explore creative collaboration. A seventh-floor rooftop meditation garden featuring Indigenous art will offer students and faculty a place to relax and find inspiration amid the buzz of the culinary department’s budding chefs, growing their own herbs, fruits and vegetables to harvest and prepare in the campus's very own fine-dining restaurant—all while taking in the breathtaking views of the North Shore mountains.
This new campus, slated to open its doors in mid-2024, represents a transformative chapter for LaSalle College Vancouver. Being able to offer students a space to discover their craft where they can be surrounded by natural light, social spaces in classrooms driven by technology and active learning will add a new layer to the LaSalle College Vancouver experience. Standing atop the work-in-progress rooftop meditation garden, gazing out at mountain and city views it becomes evident that this facility has truly been designed from the ground up to inspire creativity and artistic passion.
For a closer look at what’s unfolding inside, check out our recent reel on Instagram here: New Campus Taking Form Video