Purposefully situated, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Nest is the social pulsing heart of UBC. The space considers both people and place, and the LEED® Platinum certified mixed-use facility – designed in collaboration with B+H – serves the environment, promotes socialization, and is economically self-efficient. The program represents a broad range of the student-operated food, beverage, and retail services that generate income. Atypical features include an art gallery, radio station, roof-top garden, climbing wall, and numerous unstructured learning spaces.