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Brock Commons – University of British Columbia

Brock Commons Phase 1 is an innovative tall wood student residence under construction at University of British Columbia (UBC).  Once completed in 2017, it will be one of the tallest mass timber hybrid structures of its kind in the world, standing at 18 storeys in height.

Architect: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Owner: University of British Columbia
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
CLT and Glulam Manufacturer: Structurlam Products

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Photo courtesy: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

“As a building like this becomes a reality, it really paves the way for additional tall wood projects across the country, the continent and throughout the world.”
-Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director, Wood WORKS! BC

“A key achievement for the Brock Commons Phase 1 project is the design of an innovative mass timber structural system that is genuinely economically viable, repeatable and adaptable to other building typologies and uses. This project will positively impact the wood, development and building industries in British Columbia.”
Russell Acton, Principal, Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

  1.  1. Would you like more information about Brock Commons?
    Please visit naturally:wood – http://www.naturallywood.com/emerging-trends/tall-wood-buildings/ubc-brock-commons
  2.  2. Would you like to see the Brock Commons construction in progress?
     Webcam view of Brock Commons Phase 1, University of British Columbia, under construction.
    http://beaconscout.ca/portal/9fe07b8375a231494fbbfea61c234153
  3.  3. Watch the naturally:wood video: Introduction to Brock Commons – UBC Tall Wood Building
    https://www.youtube.com/user/naturallywood

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