The five-storey building is designed by world-renowned architect Bing Thom, along with Edmonton design firm Manasc Isaac. The new facility will house all the programs currently available at the west-end campus in addition to providing space for other programs.
With a total project cost of $181 million, the new facility will be an integral component to the educational experience for students in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, and for the entire university. Not only will it allow for future growth, it increases student access to programming, student services and downtown amenities.
Construction of the Centre for Arts and Culture reflects the university’s downtown campus strategy which positions the university at the heart of the City and supports the revitalization of downtown Edmonton.
The Centre will open fall 2017.