New UBC student residence the world’s tallest wood building

By Peter Meiszner
October 11, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

If you don’t spend much time out at UBC, you’d be forgiven for not knowing that the campus is now home to world’s tallest wood building. The 18-storey Brock Commons student residence was completed this summer, and is the world’s tallest contemporary wood building. Brock Commons, also known as Tallwood House, houses more than 400 students in 33 four-bedroom suites and 272 studio suites. The building was designed by Acton Ostry Architects Inc., in collaboration with structural engineers Fast + Epp, tall wood advisor Architekten Hermann Kaufmann of Austria, and Structurlam in Penticton, B.C.

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