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University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta


Concept Design


Prime Consultant, Architecture

116,000 sq ft    10,832 sq m

Project Description

The proposed new University of Alberta’s East Campus Village student residence was designed to contextually fit into the neighbourhood, while taking into consideration the Garneau Infill Design Guidelines, the Sector 8 Plan, as well as the University’s Long Range Development Plan. The 5-storey apartment style student residence building has a total floor area of 116, 600 sq ft and involves a combination of four and six bedroom suites totalling 304 beds. The building was designed to be a vibrant addition to the university’s campus community and a reflection of the engaging and dynamic student campus life experience. The building was designed with concrete columns and floor systems supported by concrete piles, while exterior cladding materials were chosen to reflect the residential scale and character of the neighbourhood as well as the institutional campus character. The masonry at the base of the building is a red brick to match the masonry that is found predominately in the district. The primary cladding material for the remainder of the building is a Hardie board or similar product. A combination of lap siding and flat panel is used with trim details that separate materials at colour changes, windows and material changes.