Brock Commons Tallwood House - Chapter 1: Overview

Brock Commons Tallwood House is a mass timber hybrid student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). At 18 storeys it is currently the world’s tallest contemporary wood building. 

UBC and the design team chose mass timber due to its strength, safety and performance, not to mention wood’s lighter carbon footprint. The innovative structural system is economically viable, repeatable and adaptable to other building types and uses.

Learn about the design process by watching Chapter 2.  

Learn about the construction process by watching Chapter 3