UVIC - New Student Residence Facility

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  • Client

    University of Victoria

  • Region

    Vancouver, BC

  • City


  • Budget

    $ 203 Million

  • Year Completed


  • Size

    334,000 sq. ft.

  • Sector


  • Sub-Sector

    Education (Institutional)

The Story

The New Student Residence Facility will include 782 beds and a 600-seat dining hall that sets a new standard for student housing, campus life, engagement with the public realm, and sustainability. The project has been divided into two phases, one for each sequentially constructed building.

The first building, completed in July 2022, is eight-storeys. There are two levels for a 700 seat commercial kitchen and dining area and six levels for residential housing with 398 beds. This building is primarily made of concrete all the way from level six on the south wing to level eight on the north wing, but there are mass timber sections along the mass timber podium. The mass timber podium wraps around the exterior of the south wing of Building 1.

The second building will be 11-storeys, with one level for academic classrooms, one level for conferencing, and nine levels for residential, with 385 beds.