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Affordable Housing at Simon Fraser University


Location: Burnaby, BC


This 90-unit rental apartment complex aims to address the urgent need for good quality affordable housing for young families near Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain Campus. The goal is to create a simple yet elegant building that will be durable, comfortable and affordable. Energy modeling was integrated into the design process in order to optimize the performance-cost ratio and make well-informed decisions. Construction is underway (summer 2020).

Winner of the CleanBC Net Zero Energy Ready Challenge


Client: SFU Community Trust

Architect: Local Practice Architecture + Design

Passive House Consulting & Energy Modelling: Tandem Architecture Écologique

Landscape Architect: Space2place

Structural & Electrical Engineer: Associated Engineering

Mechanical Engineer: Rocky Point

Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes

Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Science

Cost Estimation: Heatherbrae

General Contractor: Peak Construction

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