c̓əsnaʔəm House

Project Snapshot

Project Sponsor: Student Housing & Community Services (SHCS)
Project Size: 99,951 ft2
Budget: $30.2 million
Occupancy: September 2017
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Public Architecture & Communications
Construction Manager: Ledcor
Sustainability: LEED Gold

Project Summary

c̓əsnaʔəm House (formerly Totem In-Fill Phase 2) was gifted the name c̓əsnaʔəm House (or c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓) by the Musqueam First Nation. This is a great honour for UBC in that c̓əsnaʔəm is the name of a Musqueam village over 4,000 years old in what is now the Marpole area and is a very important part of Musqueam history.

As part of its growth plan to address significant demand for on-campus student housing, Student Housing & Community Services (SHCS) planned and developed additional in-fill housing at the Totem Park Residence. This follows on the successful həm̓ləsəm̓ and q̓ələχən (formerly Totem In-fill) Phase 1 project completed in 2011 that added 567 beds to the Totem Park Residence complex.

Totem Park Residence currently has a population of mostly 1st year students and a commons block that provides dining hall, support services and amenities for this student population. The c̓əsnaʔəm House project included the addition of one more residence building (2 houses) with approximately 350 traditional beds, increasing the total Totem Park population to over 2,100 students.

Learn more about c̓əsnaʔəm House and details on pronunciation of the name on the SHCS website.