We’re getting a new look at the final design of B.C.’s leading art and design university.
Emily Carr University has unveiled a new rendering of its new 285,000 square foot Great Northern Way campus.
Also unveiled Tuesday was the school’s new logo: a colourful graphic designed by Camp Pacific with colours and layers inspired by the palette of the art institution’s namesake, iconic B.C. painter Emily Carr.
Work on the facility, designed by Canadian architects Diamond Schmitt, got underway in 2015 and is expected to be complete in time to welcome students in September for the 2017/2018 school year.
The facility is expected to accommodate up to 4,000 students, including those in part-time and continuing studies, who will move from the school’s current home on Granville Island where it has been located since 1980.
The school says it will include “state of the art” technology for creative students, along with upgrades that will allow public performance and lighting displays in common areas.
The $122-million upgrade is being built on an 18-acre site owned jointly with UBC, SFU, and BCIT, and is intended to integrate into the City of Vancouver’s plans to revitalise the False Creek Flats area east of Science World.
Currently home to rail yards, self-storage facilities and industrial shops, the city is hoping to transform the area into a home for tech, digital, and creative industries. The new St. Paul’s Hospital will be constructed in the northwest corner of the flats.