Orchard Commons Mixed-Use Student Housing Development/Vantage College

Orchard Commons will be the physical home for the UBC Vantage College Program and will include academic and administration space as well as student residence beds for the College. Orchard Commons will be located on the northeast corner of West Mall and Agronomy Road. The development will provide 1,048 residence beds, office space for UBC Vantage College administrators and faculty; and flexible classrooms to serve Vantage College academic program requirements. Various amenities will be provided to serve both the Vantage College Program and the wider campus community. These include informal learning spaces, 450-seat dining hall and food/catering production centre, event/activity space, convenience store, infant / toddler child care facility and end-of-trip facilities for cyclist commuters. Orchard Commons is the second of five mixed use academic/student housing hubs (Ponderosa Commons was the first) designated in the Vancouver Campus Plan to animate the main campus at a local level by providing vibrant centres in which students can live, study, socialize and access services to meet their daily needs and thus enhance the overall student experience at UBC.

  • Address: TBD
  • User: Housing & Conference
  • Project Manager: David Poettcker
  • Architect: Perkins + Will
  • Construction: Stuart Olsen
  • Project Size: 448,686
  • Budget: 125,873,500
  • No. of Units: 1048
  • Construction Status: Complete
  • Completion: July 2016
  • Sustainability Rating: LEED Gold