UVic Student Housing & Dining

Student Housing and Dining – Victoria, BC

project at a glance

  • 2.5M+
    Feet of Power Cable & Wire
  • 500,000
    Feet of Structured Cable
  • 5200
    Hours Budgeted for Planning Support



  • Audio & Video Conferencing
  • Communications System
    From Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to Radio Frequency (RF) Communication; mustering and mass notification to text messaging systems, Houle will work with you to provide properly designed turnkey solutions tailored to your communication system needs.
  • Building Automation Systems
    Houle’s Building Automation Systems (BAS) team provides industry-leading control systems for HVAC, lighting control, and energy monitoring, as well as system integration management and process controls applications.  
  • Security
    Houle is dedicated to providing solutions that can fully integrate all security operations. We provide full-service support and integration to every other area of your operation that involves security, including data networks, building automation, lighting systems, and more.
  • Electrical Construction
    Serving our industry since 1944, Houle Electric has played a key role in the construction and renovation of numerous BC landmarks and major institutions. We pride ourselves on professional electrical construction, design-build services, and excellence in project management.

Scope of Work

Completed: Work in Progress

Owner: University of Victoria

The Project
The University of Victoria (UVic) Student Housing and Dining project includes two new buildings that will provide a sustainable and vibrant community experience for 783 students through new housing and dining spaces. This 31,000 square metre mixed-use complex includes two buildings designed to meet LEED® V4 Gold and Passive House standards, making this one of the largest Passive House projects in Canada. These Passive House buildings will use 75% less energy for heating and cooling and at least 50% less overall energy than a typical North American building. Included will be a cafeteria, café, grocery, auditorium classrooms, dorms, and apartments.

Our Scope
Our multi-disciplined team provides solutions for electrical, security, communications, building automation, and audio visual. Through advanced CAD technology, we are collaborating with fellow trades to meet all necessary LEED® and Passive House design requirements and successfully implement an intricate exposed ceiling design.