After months of construction, the new UBC Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Design Studio is now complete, giving MEng NAME students a place to call home. The much-anticipated room, located in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) building on UBC’s Point Grey campus, is a combined classroom, social, and after-hours work space. It includes state-of-the-art teaching technology and movable tables and chairs for NAME classes (all of which now take place in this room), a PACE computer lab with advanced ship software, a small library, student lockers for storage, and a student kitchen and lounge. The program has also been fortunate to have received donations of ship models from Robert Allan Ltd., Lloyd’s Register, and Seabulk, which add to the room’s aesthetics while also serving as tools for instruction.
From the outside, students and visitors will recognize the room by the display cases in the hallway showcasing student work and awards, and by the porthole-shaped window in the door!
Photos of the room are included below.