The Red Deer College Residence raises the bar for student accommodation on campus. Completed in February 2019, the Residence's first guests were the Athletes and Participants of the Canada Winter Games, prior to student occupancy during the 2019 Winter Semester.
The Residence is a product of Integrated Project delivery, and offers varied spaces including 145 units, 7 gathering spaces, a reception desk, public washrooms, a communal kitchen, laundry facilities, study rooms and lounges. While the units, inspired by built-ins, the human scale, micro-apartments, and air-stream trailers provide sanctuary for long-term users, the generous and compelling gathering areas encourage residents to connect and collide with each other in common spaces.
The building is also designed for a sustainable future, based on renewable energy. Red Deer College integrated the scope of a new Alternative Energy Lab into the project, and consequently, the entire East, South, and West faces of the Residence are clad in a vertical 163 kW array of photovoltaic (solar) panels.
Scope: New Construction
Size (m²): 5,800
Awards: Candian Wood Council Award (2019)
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
How can you not love this facility? What a phenomenal team effort to turn a vision into such an incredible facility for our students and guests to enjoy for decades to come! — Trent Rix, Director, Ancillary and Sport Services, Red Deer College