Infrastructure Projects

Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre

  • Location: North Campus
  • Contractor: Clark Builders
  • Scheduled Completion: 2023-24

Project Description

The Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre has served UAlberta for nearly a century. The 30,650-square-metre structure was built in phases, starting with the original building in 1921-22, adding the east and west wings in 1946-47, and the centre wing in 1958. Like all good things, this phase of its life has come to an end. But with this end comes a new beginning: this restoration will provide new teaching, academic and administrative space while preserving the building's historic features and increasing its sustainability and energy efficiency.

Key Dates

  • September 2021-February 2022
    South Academic Building link construction
  • July 2021
    Tower crane removal
  • March-May 2021
    Demolition of the South Academic Building link
  • February 2020-December 2021
    Construction of new portions of the building, including the core and shell
  • November 2019-January 2020
    Excavation to build foundation for new portions of the building
  • Late Fall 2019
    Crane installation
  • July-October 2019
    Demolition of portions of east and west wings, and entire north wing

Lister Classic Renewal

Project Description

The Lister Classic Renewal project focuses on the upgrade and modernization of Mackenzie, Kelsey and Henday Halls. It is a critical project for the University of Alberta that will positively impact the day-to-day experience of approximately 1500 first year students who live there. It will address deferred maintenance items, building code items, and positively transform an existing facility to enhance student life.

The project will be executed in multiple phases, one tower at a time. The first tower to be renovated is the Mackenzie Tower, a 11-storey tower that was constructed in 1967. Mackenzie Tower is currently closed for construction with the exception of a circulation route in the basement to access Thelma Chalifoux Hall. The renewal encompasses a complete overhaul of the interior with new mechanical and electrical systems, new washrooms, new flooring, lighting and furniture for the common areas and suites. The exterior is being regraded with new windows, photo voltaic panels and roofing. Following the completion of construction on Mackenzie Hall, the next tower to renovate will be Kelsey.


For project specific inquiries: Lindsay Munn-Price, Manager - Capital Projects