The new School of Art building at the University of Manitoba is the answer to a growing population of fine art students in western Canada. With construction being completed on an accelerated schedule, the new facility offers state-of-the-art spaces and studios across 70,000 square feet and three stories. Featuring a unique suspended slab atop nine cast-in-place V columns, curtain wall exterior, and custom paving, this facility both reflects and inspires the creativity of its students.
Specialties include an art storage system and two suspended links to the adjacent Tache Hall. The new mechanical system runs off campus-supplied steam and condensed water, while all new electrical includes both permanent and emergency power transformers.
To further the client’s goal of achieving LEED Silver certification on this project, PCL initiated a program that saw 76% of all construction materials recycled.