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Douglas College Academic and Student Housing Building

Prioritizing sustainable strategy, housing security, and education

  • $293M

    Project Value

  • 375K

    Square Feet

  • New Westminster, British Columbia

    New Westminster, British Columbia

Sustainability-focused, mixed-use building for academics and housing

To meet the needs of a growing student population, Douglas College is creating a living-learning community by adding a new 20-story building. The plan? Academic services and student housing interconnected by the same foundation podium.

Our integrated team provided prime architectural, interior design, mechanical and electrical engineering, sustainability and building performance, acoustics, and Indigenous engagement services.

The academic space will accommodate more than 2,400 students and 200 staff with 30 classrooms, six computer labs, an 80-seat lecture hall, a 60-seat event room, specialized and open collaboration labs, two faculty departments, study spaces, and a variety of meeting rooms with dining services. The student housing component will feature 368 student beds in both private and shared layouts, complete with smart HVAC, lighting, and energy systems with efficient water use. The new building will target net zero carbon, BC Energy Step Code 4, and LEED Gold Certification.

The Academic and Student Housing Building will provide students with a rich and inspiring educational experience, enhance campus culture, and create a stronger connection to downtown New Westminster.

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