Western Interdisciplinary Research Building
Phase one of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) is a planned, multi-phased, 8
The design process was undertaken at an accelerated pace to meet the desired completion
* Since the announcement, the building scope has sharpened to be 7
The Visual Arts parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project. Permit holders are encouraged to find spaces in nearby lots including Springett, South Valley, and Medway, which are typically under capacity.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2017 / early 2018 and may impact the surrounding roads and pathways throughout the project. Western officials are asking the community to remain patient during the construction and find alternate routes when possible.
The facility will continue to enhance the University's research profile, providing a unique space for interdisciplinary study.
Update: Work began March 7, 2016, resulting in the closure of the Visual Arts Parking Lot on March 4. Site work will continue through the summer.
Visual Arts Parking Lot will remain closed for the duration of the project. Service interruptions will be tweeted (@westernuFM) and posted on this page.
July 4 - 24 BUS REROUTING
131,000 sq. ft. 120, 000 sq. ft. (7 Storeys)
Construction: Winter 2016 until Late 2017 / early 2018
Move-in: Late 2017 / early 2018
The project will reside on the Visual Arts Parking Lot, located on the east side of Perth Dr and north of the Visual Arts Building.