Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr Great Northern Way Campus is a state-of-the-art higher education facility for 21st century learning in art, design and media. It is 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 is an integrated and sustainable campus environment that attracts the best domestic and international students, providing both the facilities and tools to ensure success. The campus cultivates and strengthens community and industry participation in the creative sector and advances the use of new technologies to enhance creative learning. The buildings occupies approximately 26,600 square metres and accommodates 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
Project Website:Click to access website


Request for Qualifications issuedMarch 7, 2013
Request for Qualifications closedMay 7, 2013
Shortlist announcedJuly 2, 2013
Request for Proposals issuedDecember 9, 2013
Contract awardFebruary 11, 2015
Construction beganApril 24, 2015
Construction completedSeptember 2017

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Project Contacts

Project Contact:

Catherine Silman
Infrastructure BC
Email: Catherine.Silman@infrastructurebc.com

Media Contact:

Sue Lavitt
Manager, Media Relations + Communications
Phone: (604) 844-3078
Email: slavitt@ecuad.ca

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