Project Details

The University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Project Delivery Method:
Design-Bid-Build (Phase 1), Design-Build (Phase 2)
Hodgson Schilf Architects
2009 - 2013
Discipline Leads:
Robert Prybysh
Arvid Schimke
Mike Shankaruk

Project Summary


The East Campus Village project demonstrates the capabilities and knowledge of the mechanical design team in LEED® documentation and low-rise residential projects. This project also demonstrated the ability to follow University of Alberta standards and meet their fast-paced deadlines. This project has achieved four Green Globes (73%).

LEED® design provided plumbing, heating, and ventilation for four separate low-rise, student-residence buildings that included bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, washrooms, and common hallways. The plumbing design featured drain water heat recovery and low-flow plumbing fixtures. The ventilation design utilized energy modelling software, EE4, to determine an economical and efficient ventilation system that best suited the project: a high-efficient indirect-fired make-up air unit and central exhaust with heat recovery. To achieve greater thermal comfort, the design also included perimeter heating for these high performance building envelopes.

The final mechanical construction cost was in line with the established budget and completed on schedule, which allowed the University of Alberta to receive occupancy in time for their students to move in for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Arrow’s Mechanical, Electrical and Civil project teams were pleased to have been invited to return to participate in the development of 89th Avenue Student Housing, further to our work on East Campus Village. Delivered using a design-build process 89th Avenue Student Housing is comprised of two buildings, with 244 beds located throughout 72 suites. A successful example of a collaborative design-build, construction on 89th Avenue Student Housing construction was completed in late 2013.

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