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UBC Collegium


Size: 1500 sqft per Collegium

Cost: $274 000 for Collegium 1 / $270 000 for Collegium 2

Client: UBC Properties Trust

Services: Architect & Prime Consultant



The Collegium project began as a Master Plan and set of Guidelines to establish a series of Collegia across the UBC Main Campus. The purpose was to provide commuting students a “home away from home”, a place where students have a sense of ownership and can build sustaining relationships. Collegia include space to meet other students, socialize, study, eat, relax, in sum a comfortable place to land between their on-campus commitments.

The first Collegium built is located in the Ponderosa 1 hub and provides space for 300 first year student members.  The project has been a raging success.