University Commons


North Campus


Projected completion

Estimated cost

Clark Builders

Project type
Renewal and replacing decommissioned space

University Commons (formerly Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre) sits in the heart of U of A and will be a gathering space for all members of our community—housing various academic, research, service and administrative units. Originally built in phases starting in 1922, the $250M capital renewal of this iconic structure blends old with new to create a bright, modern, dynamic space for learning, teaching and research. Student focused design and spaces will support needs ranging from quiet spaces to bookable meeting rooms. Recognizing our history while bringing new life to the building as well as opportunities to advance sustainability and energy efficiency, the University Commons renewal plays a key role in the university’s integrated asset management strategy.

End user move-ins will begin in late 2024. Prioritization of the moves, exact timelines and all details will be coordinated through representatives of the faculties and departments affected.