The Social Sciences and Mathematics Building at the University of Victoria was designed by the local firm Merrick Architecture. The $37.7 million, 9090 sq. m. building is a five-storey academic, office, research lab, classroom, and lecture hall facility. This state-of-the-art space for students and researchers operates under two sustainable green roofs and several patio gardens which help insulate and capture rain and moisture. Other features include using grey water for watering greenery, energy efficient lighting, natural ventilation, recycled materials in its construction, along with McGill Sun Screens lining the span of the extierior. It was built to gold standards under the LEED green building rating system.