ECUAD shortlists architects for new campus

July 2, 2013

BC’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design has shortlisted 3 architectural teams to design and build its new $134-million Great Northern Way campus. Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2014, and to be completed in 2016.  From the 8 teams that submitted RFQs, 3 Canadian teams were chosen to submit proposals this fall: Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. (working with Vancouver’s Chernoff Thompson Architects), and Toronto-based Zeidler Partnership Architects (working with B+H Architects Inc., which has an office in Vancouver). The BC government announced early this year that it will invest $113 million in the new campus. The remaining $21 million will be funded by private donors, with local philanthropist and art collector Michael Audain having already pledged $5 million. BC News Release | Globe and Mail