Site Tour - UBC Ponderosa Commons Phase II

Date: 2015-06-08
Author: Programs
Source: Katherine Kirwan
Tags: CCW Site Tour, CCW Event News

On Tuesday June 23rd2015 we will be touring the Ponderosa Commons Phase II project at UBC!

Built by Urban One Builders, this 300,000 sq. ft. multi-program building project is the second phase of Ponderosa commons. Designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Hughes Condon Marler Architects,  it includes 375 student residences with capacity for 553 students and approximately 80,000 sq. ft. of space for educational use including faculty offices, classrooms, event and common areas and retail space. The project includes a unique building envelope, composed of precast insulated concrete panels, prefabricated off site and installed one by one with a crane.

The phased completion of the project will see the first students moving in for the 2015 fall semester, and the remainder of the building will achieve occupancy by the end of the year.

For more information, please visit the project website here.



5.00-5.30pm – Registration at site entrance, corner of University Blvd. and West Mall
5.30-6pm – Site Orientation
6pm-7pm – Site Tour
7pm- 8pm - Dinner at Mahony and Sons, UBC

Site orientation is mandatory before attending the site tour should you miss the orientation you will not be allowed to take the tour.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited! Please register here.

Access and Parking:

Parking is available at the west parkade, 2140 Lower Mall, V6T 1Z4 and at the surface lot at the UBC school of music, at $1.75 per half hour from 5pm with a $7.50 maximum charge. For more information on UBC parking, please go to their website.

The following busses provide access to UBC from downtown Vancouver; 4, 42, 44, 10. For more information on transit access to UBC, please go here.

If you have any questions or dietary restrictions please email

Please note that full PPE - steel-toed boots, hard hat, safety glasses and safety vest - is required to attend this tour.

Please share your thoughts and photos with hashtags #ConstructionWomen #CCWSiteTour #CCWevents!

*Please note: Due to the high demand of our events and the necessity to confirm numbers with the venue we require a minimum of 3 business days should you need to cancel in order to offer a refund.

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