With a dynamic and sustainable plan to elevate social living and student engagement, this new residence targets LEED Gold and Passive House certification, which will be a first for the University of Victoria.
While the two-building, 320,000-square-foot development is predominantly cast-in-place concrete, Kalesnikoff was selected to provide the fabrication and installation support of a large exposed mass timber dining hall.
True to our collaborative and supportive processes, we worked closely with the engineers and architects throughout the pre-construction phase to accommodate updates to the mechanical and structural drawings.
We also modified the design of the CLT panels from Spruce to Douglas Fir, to match the Glulam beams for a seamless finish throughout the structure.
Rendering credit: Perkins & Will
CLT – Fir; Glulam - Fir
Design-Bid-Build; Detailing; CNC-machining; Hardware Pre-assembly
Perkins & Will
Fast + Epp