Liu Centre For The Study of Global Issues University of British Columbia, Canada Designed 1999 with Architectura The Liu Centre has two distinct elements- an office, research and administration wing for 72 participants, and a meeting wing including a case room, multi-purpose room and two seminar rooms. A rare Katsura tree stands in the entry courtyard to the north, while the south courtyard opens to a Zen garden and the forest backdrop beyond. The Liu Centre has been committed to a rigorous "green" agenda. It was constructed within the footprint of its predecessor and makes extensive use of materials from that carefully deconstructed building. Also it is sited with sensitivity to the quality of indoor light and its natural forest setting.