MacEwan cuts back on Centre for Arts and Culture's "wow" to avoid budget overrun

March 18, 2015

MacEwan University has made some changes to the exterior design of the new Centre for Arts and Culture in order to cut costs. The original design had a number of aesthetic accents that would have caused the project to exceed its budget of $143 M. The new changes to the building’s design should result in the project being slightly under budget. “Wow costs money, it really does cost money. The curtain wall itself, the exterior of the building, was $20 million. That’s a lot of wow … so we were able to bring that down by 50 percent,” said President David W Atkinson. CTV News