Centre for Arts and Culture plans unveiled
MacEwan University unveiled the design plans for the new Centre for Arts and Culture building at a news conference earlier today.
Official approval for the building was announced at a press conference in March when the government committed $30 million towards its construction. The $153 million structure will be built on university-owned land adjacent to the Robbins Health Learning Centre on City Centre Campus in downtown Edmonton. When the facility is completed in fall 2017, it will house the fine and performing arts programs currently located at the university’s west-end campus. The building is designed by Bing Thom Architects (Vancouver).
Architect Bing Thom, university president David Atkinson and Tammy Pidner from Edmonton Economic Development Corporation spoke at the event - you can watch their speeches below.
And, be sure to check out the story of the event via the university’s social media feeds, beginning with a video flyby of the building.
Remarks by university president David Atkinson.
Tammy Pidner's remarks.