UBC PROPERTIES TRUST
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Totem Park Residences In-fill Phase 2 is part of the Student Housing & Hospitality Services’ strategy to address the long student wait-list for on-campus housing. Throughout the winter academic session it will serve 350 first and second year students, residence advisors, and coordinators. In the summer session the facility will operate as accommodation for conference attendees. The site is adjacent to the Totem Park student commons, a hub for international students and the greater UBC community.
Our proposal starts with a desire to create a single Totem Commons where active and contemplative spaces can coexist. Rather than allowing activities to spill west of the site towards Marine Drive we propose that a large commons area be constructed east of the site between the project site and the future housing planned along West Mall.