University of Calgary - Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
With many of RJC’s engineers having graduated from the University of Calgary’s CNRL Engineering Complex, the firm was extremely excited and honoured to be a part of the major expansion and renovations to the existing complex.
Some of the project’s more prominent features include vast new spaces created for optimal teaching and learning and research environments, as well as, new labs designed to encourage a hands-on learning experience.
Engineering students will be inspired by the abundance of exposed structural elements and engineering details visible throughout the building, including walls of structural glazing rising 17 meters at the south entrance, cross braces featured on the north and south areas of the building and a permanently visible 4.7 meter deep truss spanning above the original lecture theatres.
The project demonstrates RJC Engineers’ ability to deliver functional and practical designs using signature structural elements that define and enhance the architectural vision.
This was all accomplished with phased construction throughout a continuously occupied building.
The completed building is a state of the art facility, designed to educate and inspire generations of future engineers.
Building Structure Type
Post Secondary / Laboratory/Research Facility
University of Calgary
Gibbs Gage Architects
EllisDon Construction Services Inc.