New campus planned for Emily Carr University

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Emily Carr University of Art and Design is embarking on the development of a new $122.65-million campus to better accommodate increased student demand and program growth. The new campus, which will provide modern facilities for 1,800 visual arts, media arts and design students, will be located on an 18-acre site, known as Great Northern Way, on the False Creek Flats in Vancouver, B.C.

“With the exciting milestone today, we move another step closer toward the creation of a new campus at Great Northern Way,” said Ron Burnett, President at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, at an event marking the start of design and construction of the new campus. “The new campus will be the beginning of a creative cultural precinct and a centre for 21st-century learning in art, design, media and applied research.”

The campus, which will be designed to achieve a LEED Gold certification, will be comprised of several unique features, including:

  • State-of-the-art technology to accommodate interactive displays designed for learning and interaction;
  • Open and flexible student common areas to be used for interdisciplinary artistic practices and social gatherings;
  • The use of glass in open atriums; and
  • Illuminated exteriors outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to allow for public engagement.

Slated for completion in March 2017, the campus will comply with the Wood First Act.

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