This fall, Acton Ostry Architects will begin constructing a residence tower for the University of British Columbia. The base of the building will be concrete, surrounded by a mass timber superstructure. The firm is choosing to use concrete over steel, which is becoming a popular decision in the industry with growing concerns over cost and sustainability.
It will be 174 feet high, totaling 18 stories, and cost $51.5 million. Between 300 studio apartments and 30 four-bedroom units, the building will house 400 students, and offer various lounge and study spaces.
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