Ponderosa Commons

Phase 1 East and West consist of two buildings incorporating 17- and 15-storey towers respectively, housing 603 student residence beds and the bases housing academic facilities, informal learning spaces, student collegiums, cafe, fitness facility, bike storage, and end-of-trip facilities.

The Phase 2 building located across University Boulevard consists of an additional 513 student residence beds and a base with amenities, and academic and administrative units.

Ponderosa is also home to The Audain Art Centre which brings together studios, event galleries and flexible workspaces for UBC art students. Ponderosa Commons is built with sustainable living in mind — the exterior insulated layer reduces energy loss and the building includes a state-of-the-art ventilation system. It houses Mercante pizzeria and Harvest, a small grocery store.