VIU Cowichan Campus Green Roof

Cowichan Campus

Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus is a multi-purpose educational facility providing a wide range of academic, applied, career, technical, vocational and developmental programs. This facility establishes new standards for educational attainment as well as for sustainable practices in the Cowichan Valley.

The Cowichan Campus is designed to LEED® Gold standards. This is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Adjacent to Duncan's downtown business district, Cowichan Campus is a proud member of Cowichan Place, which also includes:

  •   Island Savings Centre
  •   Cowichan Community Theatre
  •   Vancouver Island Regional Library
  •   Arena ("The Stick")
  •   Cowichan Aquatic Centre
  •   School District 79

VIU's Cowichan Campus opened in June 2011.

Cowichan Campus Project Information

Project Completion

  • June 2011

Total Construction Time

  • 24 months
  • Design, Construction,
    Move In

Project Cost

  • $29 million (approximately)

Net Floor Area

  • 4,131m2
  • Approximately 45% larger than the former campus of 2,832m2


  • Engineered timber, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete

Building Envelope

  • Precast concrete panels, glazed curtain walls

Building Materials

  • Recycled and renewable where possible
  • Regionally sourced with BC wood products used throughout