SFU: Transit Shelter

YEAR: 2006
VALUE: $300,000

For Simon Fraser University’s main Burnaby Campus, the COLBORNE ACHITECTURAL
GROUP Pacific was asked by Campus Planning & Development to study options to
partially cover an existing ‘Transit Centre’ island with weather protection for transit
users waiting for regular bus service. The triangular-shaped, sloped site is concretepaved
and located at the confluence of main arterial roads, connecting with the campus’
central covered pedestrian spine and adjacent academic buildings. BC Transit provided
primary design criteria for the anticipated 150 person peak-time usage requiring access
by two articulated buses. After reviewing design alternatives and costs, an open-sided
steel-frame structure with structural glass ‘butterfly’ panel roof was selected for the
protected linear space required to access bus loading positions.