UBC Ponderosa Phase II

UBC Ponderosa Phase II


Phase II of Ponderosa Commons introduces 298,100 ft² of residential, retail and commercial space to the UBC campus. This 3 building complex uses sandwiched insulated precast concrete panel cladding and includes an 18 storey tower, and 2 additional buildings of 7 and 8 storeys. The complex contains 553 student beds, academic facilities & offices and student gathering spaces. In addition, there are  classrooms, conference rooms, event space with catering area, two interior courtyards, and offices for UBC’s Department of Education. A tight timeline and managing the logistics of an active campus contribute to the complexity of this project. LEED Gold.


Project Details

Client: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg | Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Completion: December 2015
Floor Area: 300,000 sq ft

Ponderosa Phase II:

“Bringing life to the core of campus.”

Ponderosa II Progress

The courtyard will maximize views of the namesake Ponderosa pine tree both from the ground level and within the building.