TWU needed to increase on-campus housing capacity as enrollment had been growing over the past few years without additional housing facilities being built. TWU was pressed for time as they needed the new building to be ready by September 1, 2018.
The solution: using modular construction to build a five storey, 220 bed, wood framed housing facility – the tallest in Canada at the time of construction. Metric Modular created a design that was suitable for a tight space, would enhance the overall campus community and would respond to the lifestyle of the student population. With exterior panels of Hardie-panel and Alura plank cedar mill siding resembling wood, and a combination of materials the building has a modern and natural look creating a visually pleasant structure. The interior offers a space that reflects the student’s lifestyle with spacious and well-laid out suites, common areas on each floor for socializing/studying and laundry facilities on each floor for added convenience.