Ponderosa Housing Hubs – Phase 1 & 2

Phase 1 East and West will consist of two buildings incorporating 17 and 15 storey respectively towers housing student residences (total 603 beds) and the bases housing academic facilities, informal learning spaces, student collegiums, cafe, fitness facility and bike storage and end of trip facilities. Phase 2 construction will begin immediately following Phase 1 East and West with completion in August 2015. The building of 22,145 m2 will incorporate student residence housing an additional 513 beds and a base with amenities, academic and administrative units. Ponderosa is also home to The Audain Art Centre. This arts centre brings together studios, event galleries and flexible work spaces for UBC art students.

  • User: Housing & Conferences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education
  • Project Manager: David English
  • Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna & Blumberg with Hughes Condon Marler Architects
  • Construction: Ledcor (Phase 1) & Urban One (Phase 2)
  • Project Size: 300,000
  • Budget: $165,500,000
  • No. of Units: 960
  • Construction Status: Complete
  • Completion: August 2013 (Phase 1) & May 2016 (Phase 2)
  • Sustainability Rating: LEED Gold