Campus Master Plan

Plan with sticky notes

At MacEwan University, we transform students, encouraging them to explore their passions and preparing them for the world beyond the university’s doors. But we also transform spaces.

In our earliest years, we transformed elementary school classrooms and former convents into institutions of higher learning. Since then, we’ve transformed Edmonton’s downtown—in the 1990s by building City Centre Campus on the abandoned CN rail yards and most recently when we opened the doors to Allard Hall, a vibrant, world-class venue for the creative and performing arts.

The Campus Master Plan sets out our next transformation. A road map for development over the next 25 years, the plan prioritizes key changes to the campus grounds and its buildings and identifies the cultural and social values we embrace as a downtown university.


MacEwan Building with Clock

Future footprint

The Board has approved the Campus Master Plan, a vision document that provides the framework for how our physical spaces will grow for the next 25 years. “The changes will put all of us out into the community more,” says President Deborah Saucier, “and at the same time bring the community in.”


A shared vision

Through interviews, workshops and pop-up open houses, we gathered ideas and input from hundreds of people. We heard about a campus that needs to be a part of, not separate from, its downtown community. We heard about pedestrian experiences and public spaces, about openness and flexibility, about gathering and socializing and staying active.

The information gathered during each consultation laid the foundation for the decisions that followed.


February 14 and 15, 2018

Stakeholder interviews and pop-up open houses at City Centre Campus and Alberta College Campus, including an external group of representatives from local community leagues and business associations.

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February 22, 2018

A pop-up display and input opportunity at MacEwan University's Organizational Development Day in the Heart of the Robbins Health Learning Centre.


March 7, 2018

A pop-up display and input opportunity at the President's Town Hall in the Allard Hall atrium.

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March 27, 2018

A workshop for all who attended the February 14 and 15 sessions and an open house aimed at gathering input from the general public. Both events were in Paul Byrne Hall.

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April 4, 2018

A pop-up display and input opportunity in Building 6 aimed at students and timed to take place before their exams started.

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May 30, 2018

A second workshop, held at City Centre Campus, to review the draft master plan and a second open house, held in the Allard Hall atrium, to share the preferred draft master plan.

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Display boards

  1. Welcome, Site and Context, What We Heard, Vision and Principles »

  2. Design - City Scale, Design Moves - Campus Scale »

  3. Concept Plan, Concept Plan - Interior, Built Form Framework »

  4. Open Space Framework, Mobility Framework, Streetscapes, Phasing - Short Term »


June 2018

Campus Master Plan submitted to and approved by the Board of Governors.

Campus Master Plan (10MB)