Meet August — Avi Urban's New Multi-Family Homes at U/D

February 15, 2018 by University District

We spoke with Avi Urban to learn more about the background and future of August, the second phase build and contribution to University District that will be adjacent  to U/D’s own Alt Hotel. From how August’s unique spirit will contribute to our growing community to what trends to look for in 2018 in home decor, Avi Urban shares exciting hints at what’s to come for U/D homeowners.


What home decor trends will we be seeing more of in the coming year?


Julie Punter and Jennifer Madsen, showhome designers with Avi Urban, share some of the most notable trends for 2018:


Mid-century furniture is something to watch for this year, and mid-century inspiration can be seen anywhere from classic gold fixtures to patterns across interior design. It is unique, as it can combine with other styles, but is also great on its own — you can expect to see more of these elements used in our upcoming projects!


From a colour perspective, we expect to shift away from the stark white walls that have been a major design focus in recent years. Trends this year include jewel tones such as deep blue, emerald green and purple, and light pastels and blush tones. We’re also seeing lots of details like florals and geometric shapes, both in tile and in wallpaper.


What new finishes or colours will Avi Urban be adding to new homes in 2018?


We have added more accent tiles in ensuites, laundry rooms, kitchens, and mud-rooms to bring a pop of color and pattern to the space. We always try to keep up on the newest and latest product whether that is new cabinet colours, carpet or flooring, and try to display them in our showhomes. We will be adding pattern carpets and tile into our upcoming showhomes.


What is the look and feel of what’s to come at August? What can residents expect to see in the units?


Image courtesy of Avi Urban. Concept rendering subject to change.


Charron Ungar, CEO of Avi Urban shares what’s in store:


We would describe August as contemporary with a strong sense of presence.  


We like to think of our approach to design as taking the best elements from many different architectural styles and blending them together to create something new and refreshing.  That unique aspect is the basis of creating a place you are proud to call home.  


We have worked hard to create spaces that cater to the way people want to live in vibrant urban communities, such as University District.  


August will be comprised of approximately 120 sophisticated urban apartment condominiums spread over five stories situated above a retail podium that will offer a range of shops and cafés. Home styles within August will range from compact studios, functional one bedrooms and spacious two bedroom suites, which will all offer functional, sophisticated interior spaces that offer plenty of storage.


Our upcoming show suite will do a great job showcasing what life in August at University District will be like for residents—find it at U/D’s Discovery Centre with the official opening on March 3.


What sets August apart within U/D?



With our hotel partner sharing our urban courtyard and being adjacent to the retail core of the community, August will offer our homebuyers unparalleled access to all of the existing and newly constructed amenities that University District has to offer.  It will be a truly unique urban development.  

We can’t wait to get started!


Learn more about Avi Urban’s movement toward building better homes in the video below.



Avi Urban’s August show suite will open at our Discovery Centre in March 2018 — come by for a visit to see what’s coming in our newest builds, and to catch up on the latest and greatest from University District!


To get University District updates on where to be and what to see this season (including what’s to come at our Northwestival), make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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