Orchard Commons Mixed – Use Student Housing & Vantage College

Project Snapshot

Project Sponsor: Vice President, Students; Principal, Vantage College
Project Size: 448,686 GSF
Budget: $127,473,500
Occupancy: August 2016
Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Perkins+Will Canada
Construction Manager: Stuart Olson
Sustainability: LEED Gold
Number of Beds: 1,049

Project Summary

Orchard Commons is the second of five mixed use academic/student housing hubs (Ponderosa Commons was the first) designated in the Vancouver Campus Plan to animate the main campus at a local level by providing vibrant centres in which students can live, study, socialize and access services to meet their daily needs and thus enhance the overall student experience at UBC. Orchard Commons is the physical home for the UBC Vantage College Program and includes academic and administration space as well as a 1,040 bed student residence.