Totem Park Residence
- 2525 West Mall
- Original construction -- Coquihala Common Block, Magda's Convenience
Haida House, Salish House,
Dene House, Nootka House: 1964
Kwakiutl House, Shuswap House: 1968
February 2008 – Totem Park Commons Block Renovations
August 2011 – Totem In-Fill Student Housing Project
- Thompson, Berwick & Pratt
In-Fill Project: Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden
- Sources of funds:
- Funds borrowed from Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- Architectural features:
- This is a traditional
student residence with red brick facings, painted concrete details and
flat roof. Its architectural style is similar to the Place Vanier Residences.
Totem Park Commons Block was outfitted with seismic, electrical, and mechanical upgrades, as well as receiving renovations to the lounge, multi-purpose room, and UBC Food facilties.
In-Fill Project will add approximately 567 beds to Totem Residences.
- Name History:
- It is named as Totem Residences since its proximity
to Totem Park. There are 4 residences and Indian names are used; women's
towers are called Nootka House and Dene House while men's towers are
Haida House and Salish House.
- Construction Type:
- Building users:
- Student Housing and
Conferences, Food Services
- The residence
is operated as a self-sustaining and liquidating operation paid
by students and faculties who lived in them. This residence complex
can house 1148 students. The In-Fill Project is part of the Student Housing and Hospitality Services strategy to develop an additional 2,500 beds on the Vancouver Campus by 2014.
Totem Park Residences have a sustainability rating of REAP Gold.
Office; UBC Buildings(Campus Planning); UBC Properties Trust
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