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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr Great Northern Way Campus will be a state-of-the-art higher education facility for 21st century learning in art, design and media. It will be a focal point for the BC creative sector and reflect the international leadership, interdisciplinary nature and specialized status of the University.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design Redevelopment Project

Project Details

Project Description: The new home of Emily Carr University of Art + Design at Great Northern Way will be an integrated and sustainable campus environment that will attract the best domestic and international students, providing both the facilities and tools to ensure success. The campus will cultivate and strengthen community and industry participation in the creative sector and advance the use of new technologies to enhance creative learning. The buildings will occupy approximately 26,600 square metres and accommodate 1,800 degree students and 3,000 continuing education students.

Client: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Capital Cost: Approximately $134 million
Partner: Applied Arts Partners
Project Status: Operational
Project Report: Click to access report
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Request for Qualifications issued March 7, 2013
Request for Qualifications closed May 7, 2013
Shortlist announced July 2, 2013
Request for Proposals issued December 9, 2013
Contract award February 11, 2015
Construction to begin April 24, 2015
Construction completed

Project Updates

Procurement Documents

Project Contacts

Project Contact:

Catherine Silman
Partnerships BC

Media Contact:

Sue Lavitt
Manager, Media Relations + Communications
Phone: (604) 844-3078

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