Student residence: World’s tallest wood building

UBC held a ceremony Thursday to mark the completion of the wood structure for Brock Commons, a student residence building that is the world’s first mass wood hybrid building more than 14 storeys tall.

The event was covered by the Globe and Mail, the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Radio Canada, Global BC, CBC Vancouver (18:30 mark), CTV News (24:55 mark), City TV (2:40 mark), Fairchild TV, Vancouver Sun (on social media, here and here), Metro News Montreal, Daily Hive, Kelowna Now, Architect magazine and Archinect.

An op-ed in the Vancouver Sun highlighting the economic advantages of building with wood also held up UBC’s tall wood building as an example.