Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia-2010 Winter Olympics
While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
Role: Associate-Concept Design Team member / concept development for public spaces
Located on the site of UBC's historic David Bauer Arena, this facility integrates the old ice arena into one comprehensive new venue that hosted the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Hockey Games. The building design takes into account both needs for the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as legacy requirements for the university as a year-round, multi use sport and recreational centre for training, education and recreation that services 40,000 monthly visitors.
The Thunderbird Sports Centre features 5,000 permanent seats but can hold up to 7,500 people during the Olympics and future special events such as concerts and exhibitions. The facility has three existing but renovated ice sheets, a 550 square meter multi purpose room, 460 square meter physiotherapy / fitness centre, 13 public dressing rooms, six referee and coaches rooms, two varsity rooms and one alumni room.