Project Description

Built by ITC Construction Group, the SFU School of Contemporary Arts is a 128,000 sqft teaching facility that consists of dance, audio/visual and performing studios. SFU has relocated their distinctive programs in contemporary music, dance, theatre, film, visual art, and art and culture studies from Burnaby Mountain to the historic Woodward’s complex in downtown Vancouver.

With exciting new cultural facilities—theatres, screening rooms, sound studios, and galleries – our new city space will combine public events with intensive interdisciplinary training and promises to be a magnet for arts scholars, students and enthusiasts from around the world for years to come.


“The SFU School of Contemporary Arts officially opened on September 10, 2010. This is the final piece of the incredible Woodward’s development. We would like to thank you for your contribution to this ground-breaking project and making it a reality. As time progresses, Woodward’s has become continuously better and has been better received than expected. More importantly, it has contributed in many ways to the Downtown Eastside. This would not have been possible without all your hard work. Thank you.”
– Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank Development

Project Details

Westbank Development
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