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