Capilano University Tantalus Student Housing Building

rendering of Capilano University student housing

Capilano University Tantalus Student Housing Building

Student Housing Animated by Green Space

Located on the forested campus in the North Shore mountains, evergreen forests surround the Tantalus building, which is adjacent to a wetland habitat. The project is an important piece of the campus master plan, which calls to Animate the North, and uses green spaces as the glue to hold the campus together. Welcoming students coming home from a long day of study, the mass timber dining facility with a green roof anchors an animated central courtyard, inviting students from all over campus to lounge, dine, study and build lasting friendships.

HDR is providing owner’s technical services and served as the designer in this progressive design-build delivery. Completed in two phases, the project will provide a total of 500 beds of student housing. Representing the first of two phases, this 6-story wood and mass timber building provides 362 beds, a 200-seat dining facility and a significant number of student-focused services and spaces. The building is designed to meet rigorous BC Energy Step Code 4 and LEED Gold standards.

rendering of Capilano University student housing
Client
Capilano University
Location

North Vancouver, BC
Canada

Size
94,772 sf (8804 m²)