Construction Flashback

A quick little time lapse put together by VIU Intern Student Deshveer Goraya of the building of the Field Station. Looks so easy in retrospect…..

Our Big Aquariums arrived today!

Display Aquarium Arrival - In Place

After months of planning, questioning, debating acrylic versus glass, design and then waiting anxiously… Our new local species display aquariums arrived today!  Everyone here was like kids at Christmas.   They look beautiful! Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Year in review, a year of firsts

Site panorama 2011

Wow, 2011 was a crazy busy year! We spend most of every day down in the details with what isn’t working yet, still to do and looking forward. But a quick look back is a good reminder for how far we’ve come and what great things happened in 2011. The panorama above is where we were still in throes of final construction as we entered 2011, 2011 was a year of milestones every month. Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations to Nelson Roofing – “Roof of the Year” MetalMag Award winner

Filming Roof installation
We were very excited to hear from Comox Valley based Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal yesterday that they won “best metal roof of the year” for their work on the Station.  This from the industry trade magazine MetalMag in their 2011 Architectural Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Construction Update 2011.03.08 Thanks Everyone!

Goobye - Zoom-boom we'll miss you
Zoom-boom we’ll miss you. This will be the last construction update for a while Read the rest of this entry »

2011.02.28 Construction Update – Moving in

2011.02.28  Site Overview
We’re busy starting to get moved in and set up. Click through for recent photos: Read the rest of this entry »

Construction Update 2011.01.26 – First looks without scaffolding

Scaffolding off yesterday and our first full views of the building at the end of the day.  Check the Flickr site for more photos.

Front without scaffold 2011.01.26

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