Dairy Centre Research Housing

This project will provide urgently needed housing for students and other researchers studying at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, BC. The design goal for the project is to provide a sustainable, high quality living environment while at the same time conforming with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada requirements for a non-permanent facility that could easily be moved from the site if required. The facility will consist of eight individual townhouses, each to be shared by four individuals. In addition, two of the townhouses will each provide a ground level handicapped accessible bedroom. The houses are grouped around a common courtyard, which will be the social and academic heart of the building assembly. In addition, a common living room will be located at the south end of the assembly, and a common entry, containing a mudroom, a bicycle room and laundry facilities will be situated at the north end facing the UBC Lab entry.

  • Project Manager: Dan Giordano
  • Architect: Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.
  • Construction: Spaeti Construction
  • Project Size: 10,944
  • Budget: 3,400,000
  • Construction Status: Complete
  • Completion: August 2015
  • Sustainability Rating: LEED Gold