LOCATION: Kelowna, BC
CLIENT: BTC Student Housing
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Faction Projects Inc.
ARCHITECT: Faction Architecture Inc.
CONTRACTOR: Faction Construction
COMPLETED: Summer 2018
SIZE: +/-125,000 ft2
Traditionally, the student residence has served to isolate students from the surrounding community. This has limited a student’s personal interactions and experiences to within the boundaries of the campus. Suburban campuses particularly can afford the space so there has been little reason for them to do otherwise. In order to remain relevant, student residences must be willing to adapt. The recent increase in the number of emerging community-University partnerships has resulted in the necessity for exactly that: the reconsideration and adaptation of student residences within their adopted communities. The extension of a progressive university culture beyond the campus boundary can benefit the school, the community, and the students equally. Following the success of our first project at 840 Academy Way, this project will deliver an additional 316 units to an eagerly awaiting market.