University of Victoria Student Residences

Victoria, BC Canada


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.

Project details

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.


CLT – Fir; Glulam - Fir


Design-Bid-Build; Detailing; CNC-machining; Hardware Pre-assembly



November 2021

Mass timber panel at manufacturing facility
Fir Glulam machined on the beam CNC
Fir Glulam Beams being prefabricated with hardware
Construction in progress
Construction in progress
Construction in progress
Mass timber installation
Mass timber university under construction

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