UBC has a brand new student building. The Nest just opened its doors this past summer. It has the highest Green Building rating in North America. It has solar-powered cooling, solar water heaters, water efficient landscaping using grey water and lots of other sustainability features.
The Nest‘s architecture is what struck me the most. Lots of open space, floor to ceiling windows that let in as much light as rainy Vancouver will allow and interesting art throughout the different lounges and gathering places. I walked around, experimenting with a lens baby for the first time, part of me wishing I was going back to school.