Vice President Facilities and Operations

Completed Projects

Thelma Chalifoux Hall

Thelma Chalifoux Hall exterior

Location: North Campus
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Contractor: Graham Construction
Completed: Fall 2018

Project Description:

Chalifoux Hall is a coed residence for first-year students. The building incorporates into the existing four Lister towers and accommodates about 426 students. 

Linked to the other buildings in the Lister community, Thelma Chalifoux Hall directly contributes to the culture within the neighbourhood. Residents have easy access to the many student support services and resources that are highly concentrated in this area. The residence also brings UAlberta closer to its goal to provide guaranteed housing to all first-year students. Chalifoux Hall is located east of 117 Street, south of Mackenzie and Henday Hall. The building aims to earn three Green Globes

Resources:

University of Alberta Residence Services  


Nîpisîy House

Nîpisîy House exterior

Location: North Campus
Architect: Hodgson Schlif Architects
Contractor: Stuart Olson Construction
Completed: Fall 2018 

Project Description:

On the heels of the successful East Campus infill projects, Nîpisîy House is the last major residential project in East Campus Village (ECV). This coed residence is home to about 300 students, with rooms available in four- and six-bedroom units. Located between 89 and 90 Avenue, and just east of 111 Street, the residence accommodates upper-year undergraduate students (students in their second year through graduation). 

Nîpisîy House brings UAlberta closer to its goal to provide on-campus housing to 25 per cent of its full-time students. The building's scale, profile and materials are influenced by the Sector 8 Plan, the Long Range Development Plan and UAlberta's Guidelines for Infill Development-Garneau. The building is expected to earn three Green Globes.  

Resources:

University of Alberta Residence Services 


Emily Murphy House



Location: Garneau
Architect: BR2 with support from NEXT Architecture
Contractor: Delnor Construction
Completed: Spring 2018

Project Description:

Built in 1912, Emily Murphy House is a historical two-story home located on a single lot in Edmonton’s Garneau neighbourhood. The home has Craftsman style features with panelled doors, square staircase balustrades and newel posts inside, and eave brackets and exposed rafters outside. This renewal project included a full exterior historic restoration of the home and replaced the home’s foundation. The renovations maintain the character of the original structure so Emily Murphy House meets historic resource designation requirements.

Resources:

Canada’s Historic Places


Research and Collections Resource Facility

RCRF render

Location: South Campus
Architect: HFKS Architects
Contractor: Stuart Olson Construction
Completed: Spring 2018

Project Description:

The Research and Collections Resource Facility (RCRF) will be the first purpose-built, long-term storage facility for UAlberta’s valuable book, map and archive collection. Located on South Campus, the RCRF will not only receive, process and store valuable resources, but will also be a central point for research. The facility will include a reading room for prearranged study, a library, and storage, sorting and processing areas. RCRF will replace the existing Book and Records Depository (BARD), which is located in leased space on 50 Street in Edmonton. This building has earned three Green Globes.

Resources:

University of Alberta Libraries

Research and Collections Resource Facility FAQs


Evergreen Pond

Render of Evergreen Pond

Location: South Campus
Architect: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Contractor: Weinrich Contracting Ltd.
Completed: Fall 2017

Project Description:

Evergreen Pond is a stormwater management pond located on South Campus on 63 avenue and 118 street. The pond and the surrounding 0.6 hectares (1.5 acres) of park space are UAlberta's legacy gift to the community for Canada's 150th anniversary. The park surrounding Evergreen Pond is both a public park, and a gathering place for outdoor ceremonies, performances and lectures. The park includes a circular arena stage (The Circle), five stone benches (each representing one of UAlberta's campuses), two grassy seating berms and walkways connecting the area to 63 avenue.

Resources:

Community Relations


Peter Lougheed Hall

Peter Lougheed Hall

Location: North Campus, East Campus Village
Architect: GEC Architecture
Contractor: Graham Construction
Completed: Fall 2017

Project Description:

The new 7,925-square-metre residence in Peter Lougheed Hall combines welcoming and functional interior design elements with integrated outdoor amenity space. Adjacent to Adair Park, the residence further develops East Campus Village into an inviting, walkable, student-focused neighbourhood connected to the university campus. The residence includes 143 bed spaces (in one- and two-bedroom options); common areas for social gatherings, lectures and seminars; a large dining hall; fitness and recreation rooms; and a conference room.

Recognition:

Peter Lougheed Hall won an Award of Merit for Urban Architecture at the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards. The Urban Architecture category recognizes buildings that contribute to an urban design initiative. A panel of five highly reputable North American designers judge the awards. The judges noted that Peter Lougheed Hall "holds the corner and acts as an edge on the campus" and "the investment in landscaping shows, with high-quality details throughout the site."  Read more about this respected award. 

Resources:

Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Residence Services

Community Relations