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92 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 3 A ER I A L P H OTO G R A P H Y CO U RT E S Y L ED CO R G RO U P ; I N T ER I O R P H OTO G R A P H Y CO U RT E S Y S I M O N F R A S ER U N I V ER S I T Y Courtyard Residence – Phase 2 – SFU by enhancing pedestrian connectivity through and around it, and crafting seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces," explains Lele. A varied mix of social spaces are weaved into the project: a spacious house lounge with a full kitchen; quiet areas for smaller groups in the breeze- way and courtyard; study areas at each floor; swings and a ping pong table; and an indigenous community space with its own outdoor patio. Wood ceil- ings add warmth to student lounges and the House Lounge is anchored by a fireplace. Sustainability was also a top pri- ority, with the team striving to achieve Step Code 4 energy effi- ciency standard. Meschino explains, "The building is also constructed to WELL certification, taking a holistic approach to health in the built envi- ronment by addressing behavior, operations, and design. The inno- vative design features are not only practical but also visually stunning. In alignment with SFU's commit- ment to reconciliation, the buildings are designed to reflect the local Indigenous culture in the region, including the Musqueam, Squamish, Kwikwetlem, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. Additionally, it features the Madge Hogarth Sensory Garden, pay- ing homage to the fact that the new residence is built on the former site of SFU's very first residence." Throughout the construction process, Fitzgerald praised the excep- tional teamwork and camaraderie of the entire team. "Despite some tough days, mainly due to the weather, the team maintained a great dynamic and made it fun, with the final result standing as a testament to SFU's commitment to its student community and the power of teamwork." With the opening of the Courtyard Residence, the current number of on-campus student beds on Burnaby campus exceeds 2,450. The B.C. government provided $73 million towards the $113-million project. The Courtyard Residence stands not merely as a building, but as a symbol of SFU's commitment to nurturing an enriching and sup- portive environment for its students – one where they can learn, grow, and forge lifelong connections. A PROUD TO PROVIDE PRIME ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE THERESA C. WILDCAT EARLY LEARNING CENTRE E d m o n t o n | C a l g a r y P : 7 8 0 . 4 2 8 . 1 5 7 5 | 4 0 3 . 2 7 7 . 4 3 5 7 W : w o r k u n g a r r i c k . c o m Total Design + Build Solutions . s t c e j o r P f o o R n e e r G r u o Y r o F Architek_AWARD_0321.indd 1 2/9/21 9:35 AM

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