Simon Fraser University
Student Residences: 2004 ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤDining Hall Addition: 2011
Bed Count: 500 sm (5,380 sf) ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤSeating: 300 sm (3,230 sf)
Located in an area of the campus occupied by older, low-rise student residences; the SFU Student Residence & Dining Hall comprises a two-storey concrete dining facility and three, eight-storey U-shaped concrete residential towers.
Social spaces were incorporated into the interior and exterior design, with a central lounge on each floor of the residences. Enhancing the student experience are outdoor plazas and gardens nestled among the buildings. The dining facility includes an expansive glass dining hall on the upper level with administration offices on the lower level. The contemporary concrete expression is architecturally compatible with the rest of the renowned Arthur Erickson’s campus.
Artistic rendering of the SFU Student Residences & Dining Hall.
Southeast corner of the SFU Dining Hall. The contemporary facility featuring a glass facade. Perforated metal paneling provide shade during the warmer seasons.
View of the SFU Dining Hall during the evening after a day of studying.
A glimpse of the dining hall along the south façade during the evening,
A glimpse of the dining hall along the south façade during the afternoon.
Interior view of the dining hall at SFU. Wood panels conceal electrical conduits and mechanical equipment while providing a warm contrast between the cast in place concrete structure.
Southeast view of the façade of the Dining Hall, the contemporary concrete elements create a distinct character and composition.
View of SFU Student Residences from the West Tower student dormitory.
Students enjoying the sun in the courtyard in one of the SFU Student Residences.
View of the exterior exit stairs at one of the SFU Student Residences.
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