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Project Specs
Completion date:

2015 (est.)

Size:

122,000 sq. ft.

Budget:

Withheld

University of Calgary Phase 7 Residence

Building upon a successful completion of the Phase 6 Residence in 2010, this new, nine storey, 265 bed undergraduate student residence is one of two new residences that the University intends to build in time for its’ 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2016. The building, defined by its’ pinwheel composition, is comprised of a broad mix of self-contained suites, consisting of primarily two and three bedroom units. Communal study and social space occur on all residential floors, highlighted by double height student lounges which promote both internal interaction between students and a strong connection to the external environment.

With an expanding residential precinct developing along 24th Ave NW as part of the overall Campus Residential Master Plan, specific site selection proved critical to the success of the building’s integration into both residential program and physical context. The residence will be inserted between two low-rise Olympic Housing buildings and is slated to replace its’ aging neighbours, re-defining the southern edge and framing the boundary of an expansive, landscaped student quad.