Driven by the growing student body and residential capacity, this new student residence facility will mark an outstanding academic accomplishment. With a dynamic and sustainable plan to elevate social living and student engagement, the development will boost live-in students’ academic experience.

Project Essentials

  • LocationVictoria, BC
  • ClientUniversity of Victoria
  • ArchitectPerkins + Will
  • Size320,000 ft² (29,700 m²)
  • BudgetC$180 million
  • Sustainable FeaturesTargets LEED Gold, Passive House

The new student residence will be made up of an eight-storey building as well as an 11-storey building, or 30 and 38 metres in height, respectively – making the facility the tallest building on campus. The two buildings will be predominantly cast-in-place concrete, with one of them having large exposed mass timber dining halls at the lower levels. Consisting of 783 beds, other amenities and services include teaching theatres, meeting rooms, informal gathering places, and a designated Indigenous student lounge.

This project targets LEED Gold as well as Passive House certification, which will be a first for the University. Construction for the two buildings are slated for completion in 2023.