Glulam Creates a Sustainable Living Environment at Red Deer College Student Residence

Red Deer, AB

This building is designed for a sustainable future of renewable energy, raising the bar for on-campus student accommodations. The use of Glulam throughout the building successfully completes Red Deer College's goal of creating a fun, welcoming home base for students.

Containing 145 suites, 10 of which are barrier-free with kitchen, bathroom, and shower inside, this building combines privacy with the socializing aspect of school. At the heart of the building sits a five-story atrium, encompassed by large, exposed Douglas Fir Glulam beams, columns, and stairwells, allowing an ample amount of natural light to fully display natural beauty. The floor and roof systems feature Spruce Pine Westdek, with offcuts of the floor panels being made into student cantina tables & the reception desk on the main floor. The building was designed to a LEED Gold Standard.

Read the case study here.

Architect : Reimagine (formerly Manasc Isaac)


  • Clean50 Top Project - 2022
  • Canada's Clean 50 Top Project Winner
  • 2019 Canadian Wood Council Award - Wood Design and Building Magazine
  • 2020 Industry Award of Excellence - Prairie Wood Design Awards
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