A great problem to have
Concordia University of Edmonton has a great problem! In recent years, we have experienced a very large influx of students to our campus, which means exponential growth year over year for CUE. We’re very happy about this, but we also acknowledge that this is creating pressure on our campus facilities.
Campus Master Plan
In order to approach this issue in an organized manner, President Tim Loreman asked our architect to revise the campus master plan with ideas for possible campus expansion opportunities. Architect, Janusz Najfeldt presented a potential master plan, a road map for the future, in a public town hall event in October 2019.
What does the Plan include?
Extensive building is required over the next 10 years, including a new academic building (which would include classrooms, labs, offices, student study space, and other service spaces), as well as dormitories and parking. The plan suggested buildings we need, where, and in what order, and assumed acquisition of space on the former Northlands site.
The next steps include investigating soil conditions as well as the location and condition of the coal mines below our campus. This means that we will have large drilling rigs on campus in January 2020 as we begin these investigations. The results of these tests will help us complete the Campus Master Plan and inform our next steps.
Concordia has been a neighbour to Highlands, Bellevue, and Virginia Park for almost 100 years, and we value the relationships we have built. Our plans include a future of sustainability within our beautiful urban neighbourhood.
We apologize for any potential inconvenience that this work may cause, and thank you for your patience.
Please join us
We will soon announce dates in February 2020 for design charrettes, where we invite you to imagine the future campus with us.
Investigative Drilling dates
The dates for investigative drilling had initially been set for January 14 & 15, and January 20-23. Due to weather delays, the work was postponed by a week. New dates are:
January 20 & 21 – complete
January 27 & 28