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Project Timeline


  • 100 Year Campus Master Plan developed and presented to the CUE Community. The Master Plan examines the CUE campus in immediate years (2020 to 2030), intermediate years (2030-2075) and long-term years (2075 to 2120)
  • A New Academic Building (NAB) is identified as a priority from the immediate years examination to meet the needs of the increasing student population
  • CUE engages Najfeldt Architects Inc. and Reimagine Architects (previously Manasc Isaac) to develop the first phase of the NAB development, the Student Quadrangle (Quad) and Bridge
  • Najfeldt and Reimagine develop consultation process involving CUE faculty and department staff, civic and community stakeholders


  • Consultations with CUE stakeholders, including department staff and faculty
  • NAB is approved at the November 30 meeting of the CUE Board of Governors, with a proposed capital budget of approximately $40M
  • Construction documents and pre-tender reports are adjusted for consultation feedback, highlighting the need for increased office, research and classroom spaces  


  • Tenders for construction are released and the contract is awarded in June
  • The City of Edmonton approves rezoning of the CUE campus
  • Construction begins on the NAB and Quad in September

We will provide updates for the completion of the Quad and NAB as soon as we have confirmed timelines. Please stay tuned!