Brock Commons – Tallwood House

Living at Brock Commons - Tallwood House

Brock Commons is one of our newest residence areas, with Phase 2 currently under construction. It is home to Tallwood House—one of the tallest mass timber hybrid buildings in the world—which opened in July 2017. Brock Commons - Tallwood House is home to over 400 students who enjoy its central location, spectacular views and unique building features. The AMS Nest, bus loop, and many campus classrooms and recreational facilities are nearby.

Quick Facts

  • Year Round
  • $992—$1,200/month
  • 404 beds: 33 four-bedroom suites, 272 studios
  • Furnished living areas and bedrooms
  • Appliance-equipped kitchens
  • Mainly upper-year and graduate students
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Learn more about this building’s innovative construction in Canadian Architect or at naturally:wood
  • Interested in taking a sustainability-focused tour at Brock Commons – Tallwood House? Register for one of UBC’s Green Building Tours (tours are exterior only).
Applying to live in Tallwood House?
Be aware that Brock Commons Phase 2 is being built nearby and there will be construction noise and traffic disruptions in the area. LEARN MORE >
Brock Commons - Tallwood House Front Desk (Exchange Residence Front Desk)

5960 Student Union Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1K2
Tel: 604.822.1181

Rooms at Brock Commons - Tallwood House

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    Bathroom, closet, kitchen, kitchen table, desk and bed.


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    Four Bedroom

    Four single private bedrooms with two communal bathrooms, kitchen, living area and eating area. All areas fully furnished.


Facilities at Brock Commons - Tallwood House

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    The hub for residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, activity and meeting rooms, group and private study spaces, lounge areas, and a convenience store.

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    Front Desk

    Available 24 hours a day for support and administrative services.

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    Sort It Out!

    We strive to be a “Zero Waste” campus. Brock Commons has a large sorting area with collection bins for compost, household trash, recyclables, e-waste, and charitable donations.

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    Laundry Facilities

    Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located on the Brock Commons – Tallwood House main floor.

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    Parking & Bicycle Storage

    Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Bicycle storage hooks are available in each suite.

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    Outdoor Facilities

    Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.

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    Health & Safety

    Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.

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    Meal Plan

    Brock Commons suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.

Sustainability Features

UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.

Brock Commons Residence Life

“Living in Tallwood has been a great experience. Everything about the building is amazing. The community has made it feel like home.” – Louisa Pumilia, Tallwood House resident

The Brock Commons – Tallwood House Residence Life team consists of one Residence Life Manager and six Residence Advisors, plus numerous Front Desk staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.