UBCO Skeena Residence

The Skeena Residence is a 220 bed student residence located adjacent to the Purcell Residence.  Each unit has two single bedrooms that share a bathroom along with house lounges, informal study space, activity room and laundry facilities. The Skeena Residence is targeting Passive House (PassivHaus) certification. Passive House is an international recognized energy standard developed in Germany. The most significant characteristics are the airtight, high efficiency building envelope and the heat recovery ventilation system.

The Skeena Residence has won the following awards:

2021     Canadian Green Building Awards: Residential Large
2021     Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge Winner
2020    Canadian Wood Council Wood Design & Building Environmental Performance Award

  • Project Manager: UBC Properties Trust
  • Architect: Public Architecture & Communications
  • Budget: $ 25 million
  • Construction Status: Complete
  • Completion: August 2020