Often-filmed SFU plaza undergoing major renovations
The Burnaby Mountain campus at Simon Fraser University, famous for its stark grey architecture, hasn't changed much in the past half century. It was designed by Arthur Erickson in the 1960s, and the campus's public plaza has appeared in several movies, including Agent Cody Banks, Catwoman, The X-Files, The Underworld: Awakening and The 6th Day. A conceptual design of the renovations to the Academic Quadrangle, which will honour Arthur Erickson's design, but modernize the area. The lowest point of the plaza will use darker coloured materials and lighten as they rise through the convocation mall and into the Academic Quadrangle. "This is a very interesting concept that is driving our plaza design," Venini said.