Brock Commons Tallwood House

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Height: Occupied
50 m / 164 ft
Height: To Tip
57.9 m / 190 ft
Height: Architectural
57.9 m / 190 ft
Brock Commons Tallwood House Outline
Floors Above Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
15,115 m² / 162,697 ft²
# of Apartments


Official Name Brock Commons Tallwood House
Other Names Brock Commons Student Residence, Tallwood House at Brock Commons, Brock Commons Phase 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Vancouver
Street Address & Map 6088 Walter Gage Road, University of British Columbia
Postal Code V6T 1Z1
Building Function residential
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Timber
  • Floor Spanning: Timber
Energy Label LEED Gold v4 for Building Design & Construction (target)
Proposed 2015
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2017
Official Website Brock Commons Tallwood House

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer University of British Columbia
Design Acton Ostry Architects, Inc.
• Peer Review Architekten Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH
Structural Engineer
Design Fast+Epp
Peer Review RJC Engineers; Merz Kley Partner
MEP Engineer
Design Stantec Ltd.
Project Manager UBC Properties Trust
Main Contractor Centura Building Systems Ltd.; Whitewater Concrete Ltd.; Seagate Mass Timber; Urban One Builders
Other Consultant
• Acoustics RWDI
• BIM CadMakers Inc.
• Energy Concept EnerSys Analytics Inc.
Façade Centura Building Systems Ltd.; RDH Building Science Inc.
• Fire GHL Consultants Ltd.
• Geotechnical Geopacific Consultants Ltd
• Land Surveyor Terra Pacific Land Surveying Ltd
• Landscape Hapa Collaborative
• LEED Stantec Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Ceiling Linea Ceilings; CGC Inc.
• Cladding Trepa
• Concrete Lafarge Canada Inc.
• Construction Hoists Preston Rentals
• Crane Whitewater Concrete Ltd.
• Elevator Richmond Elevator Maintenance Ltd.
• Fire Proofing Hilti AG
• Flooring Interface; Johnsonite; Ames Tile and Stone
• Formwork Whitewater Concrete Ltd.
• Hardware McGregor Thompson Hardware Ltd.
• Interior Partition CGC Inc.
• Paint/Coating Benjamin Moore; Sherwin Williams
• Rebar LMS Reinforcing Steel Group
• Structural Timber Structuralam Products LP.

CTBUH Initiatives

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018 – CTBUH News

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH New York Hosts Tall Timber Event
22 Jun 2017 – Event Report

More Initiatives

CTBUH Initiatives Related to Brock Commons Tallwood House

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH New York Hosts Tall Timber Event
22 Jun 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York held a presentation and panel discussion on the character and behavior of tall timber buildings, as well as the future opportunities with timber in New York and beyond.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar
22 Jun 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.
CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings
8 Jun 2017, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.

Research Papers

What Makes for Tall Building Innovation?
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV

CTBUH Awards

Innovation Award 2018 Award of Excellence
CTBUH Awards 2018

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