UBC Baseball Indoor Training Centre

Summary

The building introduces significant innovations in mass timber design and construction. The structure, the first of its kind, features a glulam / LSL composite tilt-up wall system with drop in place, prefabricated roof panels. This tilt-up system is used for the high bay and large span training spaces, such as the batting cages and pitching area, while light wood framing is used for the small-scale support and office spaces. The building is one of the first known examples that hinges a mass-timber tilt-up wall panel system as a means to cost-compete with traditional tilt-up concrete applications.

Testimonial

“UBC Athletics and the UBC Varsity Baseball program engaged Michael Green Architecture to design a High Performance Baseball Training Facility. Michael and his team quickly understood and expressed the opportunity to develop a building, an athletic program and a strategic brand through the design of the facility. The building is quite simply... beautiful. When viewed in the context of $190/sf and built in 6 months...the project is a miracle.”

–David English, Former Development Manager, UBC Properties