The Next Step in Campus Development


We’re excited to announce that our newest building is now named Allard Hall. Known during its construction as the Centre for Arts and Culture, the building will now carry the Allard name in recognition both of the Allard family’s long-standing financial support of MacEwan and of their most recent gift, a $2.5 million donation that will provide scholarships and bursaries for students in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications and the School of Business.

Located on the western edge of our downtown campus, right next to one of the most dynamic urban arts districts in the country, Allard Hall will blend dynamic learning and performance spaces with retail shops, gathering places and a central atrium.

More than just a building, Allard Hall will be a space where creativity and innovation thrive. A space for students and faculty to fuel their passions, hone their craft, take risks and imagine fearlessly.

The Centre for the Arts and Communications will be open until June 30, 2017.


In Fall 2017 the stunning new Allard Hall, located on our downtown campus, will open. This new building will feature galleries, stages, exhibition space, interactive teaching lab, fine art installation lab, proscenium theatre, black box theatre, fly tower, photo and video studio, recording studios, rehearsal studios; recital hall, audio lab, drawing, painting and sculpture studios; technology-enhanced classrooms, wardrobe lab, construction, welding, painting and fabrication shops.

Sneak peek of the new building: video from CBC's Our Edmonton

More video clips from CBC:


The First Notes


Stunning New Building


From the Vault: CFAC 36 years ago



The fundamental values of society exist in arts and culture. Your values reside in your head, but arts and culture reside in your heart; and when you bring your heart and head together, you achieve great things.

— Bing Thom CM, Architect AIBC, AAA, FRAIC, AIA


Support the development of Allard Hall


Southwest corner and our bistro Exterior pathways Lobby Trapline, artist installation Brenda Draney Proscenium Theatre Recital Hall Southeast view of the building