After almost 60 years of service, the DH Copp Building is handed over to UBC Properties Trust and behind construction fencing. This is the first step to the demolition of the building which will take place in Spring 2021. The demolition will remove an aging seismically deficient facility to make way for the development of the planned new School of Biomedical Engineering Building.
Also known as Medical Block A, DH Copp Building was surrounded by its Medical Sciences Block siblings — Medical Sciences Block B (Friedman Building) and Medical Science Block C that were built at the same time.
Originally built in 1960, this original Medical Sciences building went through many renovations over the years including major additions on both the West and East ends. It was named after the first head of Physiology, Douglas Harold Copp, who discovered a hormone used to treat bone disease.
For more information on this project, visit School of Biomedical Engineering Building