Electronic Arts (EA) is planning a massive expansion of its campus in Burnaby.
The gaming giant intends to redevelop a portion of a 12 acre property it owns at 3700 Gilmore Way — immediately north of its main 16 acre campus at 4330 Sanderson Way.
According to Urbanized, a ground-level parking lot and treed parcel will be developed into a pair of three- to five-storey buildings.
Designed by local architectural firm DIALOG, the additions will appear as three-storey structures from Sanderson Way but thanks to the slope of the site they will appear to be five-storeys tall when viewed from the north.
A central plaza between the pair of new buildings will define a new main entrance to the site from Sanderson Way, and establish an improved public realm for pedestrian connections within the site and to the main campus across the street.
Built in 1998, the EA’s main campus is a state-of-the-art game development facility which includes the world’s largest motion capture studio, and ample worker amenities such as coffee bars, restaurants, fitness gym, and a full-size soccer field.