UBC Okanagan Nechako Residence and Commons Block
Located on UBC’s beautiful Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, the $50M Nechako Residence and Commons Block is located in the heart of the campus, north of the UBCO University Building and Plaza, at the south end of the Commons Field.
The two-storey Commons Block consists of a 500-seat dining hall that includes a central kitchen and convenience store, social amenities and study spaces, front desk for residents and seasonal hotel check-in and parking services.
The dining hall includes a south facing double-height space with a large column-free open area to showcase the southeast view through the valley.
Sitting on top of the Commons Block is the four-storey Nechako Residence building that consists of 220 modified traditional units.
The wood frame features “stacked” construction allowing for efficient framing.Although not designed to Passive House standards, the enclosure system consists of air tight construction with efficient insulation to produce a high performance building.
The project has exceeded Passive House standards for building enclosure air tightness and is targeting LEED® Gold Certification.
Building Structure Type
Residential / Post Secondary / Residential - Rental
UBC Properties Trust
Sahuri + Partners / Teeple Architects