New arts and communications facility part of MacEwan's downtown centralization plans

December 19, 2011

Grant MacEwan University administration has been given the go-ahead to proceed with the design stage of a new building that will house the institution's Centre for the Arts and Communications. The new facility is part of MacEwan's move to bring all of its programs to the city centre campus. While the building's main use will be as a teaching facility, it will also include performance and gallery space, as well as multi-purpose space "in anticipation of growth," says MacEwan president David Atkinson. He estimates the facility will cost about $90 million, with the majority of funding coming from the sale of the institution's current outlying campuses. Edmonton Journal