University of British Columbia Gateway Student Residence Vancouver Housing, Canadian Building Images
University of British Columbia Student Residence
Campus Housing in BC, Canada design by Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture
17 Sep 2018
University of British Columbia Gateway Student Residence, BC
Design: Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture
Location: Wesbrook Mall / Student Union Boulevard, Point Grey Campus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture selected to design a new gateway student residence on Student Union Boulevard at the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver.
The new $108m residence building will provide 1,000 beds for upper year students, and contribute to the rejuvenation of the intersection at the northwest corner of Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Boulevard that includes existing student service areas, student residences and a large mixed used academic and student housing hub.
“As a team, we are driven to maximize efficiencies and value, including designing for regenerative sustainability,” says Adam James, principal in Vancouver at Ryder Architecture. “By employing digital processes, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), we will meet the project’s objectives through the optimization of process, the use of less materials and energy, while achieving a cohesive architecture.”
“The new UBC Student Residence on Student Union Boulevard represents a tremendous opportunity to meet the significant demand for more student and University housing on campus,” says David Kiloh, Director of Facilities & Building Services, Student Housing and Hospitality Services. “This project will provide 1,000 new beds, supporting the transformation of the Vancouver campus to a more complete university community.”
“The project will introduce more of a urban development around the existing Gage Residences, which will address, reinforce, and animate the street frontages along Student Union Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall,” says Kai Hotson, Principal, Hotson Architecture.
The residence will consist of a number of buildings, totalling an area of approximately 395,000 square feet. The project is to break ground in the spring of 2019 with a targeted opening date of 2021. UBC Properties Trust is developing the site on behalf of Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Over the past century, the University’s Vancouver campus has grown to be recognized for its commitment to providing an exceptional student experience that matches their reputation for academic and research excellence. More recently, the character of the campus has changed from that of a commuter campus to a more complete university community. The campus is home to more than 39,000 undergraduate and nearly 10,000 graduate students.
About Hotson Architecture
Hotson Architecture has been practicing in Vancouver since 2013. The firm combines the design abilities and fresh approach of Kai Hotson with the significant architectural, planning and urban design experience of Norm Hotson through his 48 years of practice
About Ryder Architecture
Ryder Architecture Everything architecture. Our goal is simple – to improve the quality of the world around us and in doing so, improve people’s lives. This reflects an approach embedded in the origins of Ryder more than 65 years ago and remains a touchstone today. Ryder in Vancouver was established in 2017, led by Adam James and Warren Schmidt, and supported locally and internationally by 200 colleagues and staff in 6 offices.
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Location: Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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