Brock Commons Phase 1 – Tallwood House

Project Snapshot

Project Sponsor: UBC Student Housing & Hospitality Services
Project Size: 162,700 ft2
Budget: $51.525 million
Occupancy: July 2017
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Acton Ostry Architects in collaboration with Hermann Kaufmann Architekten which is advising on use of tall wood.
Construction Manager: Urban One
Sustainability: LEED Gold
External Funding Partners: Natural Resources Canada, Province of BC, Binational Softwood Lumber Council, FP Innovations

Project Summary

The Brock Commons Tallwood House is an innovative and sustainable new student residence, currently the tallest contemporary hybrid mass timber building in the world at 18-storeys (54m). It provides 404 beds for upper year students in studio and quad suite accommodations, as well social lounges and a collegium for commuter students. The project is part of the UBC Campus as a Living Lab initiative with UBC students and faculty undertaking research on the design, construction and on-going performance of this unique building.

Learn more on the Acton Ostry Architects Inc. website.