University of Alberta Markin Canadian Natural Resources Engineering Facility
The commitment to teaching, research and learning leaves a lasting impression on everybody who visits this advanced university facility.
- Mixing It Up
The building houses advanced research, lab and administrative space for Construction, Environmental, Geotechnical, Mining, Petroleum, Structural and Water Resources Engineering.
- Getting Around
Organized both vertically and horizontally to facilitate interaction among a diverse set of users. Undergraduate instructional and laboratory areas are on both ground and atrium levels to provide easy access at grade and from the upper pedway system.
- Open Air
The atrium provides much-needed gathering and student space, giving physical expression to the collaborative, interdisciplinary vision.
- Technical Green
Incorporates sustainable design elements specific to research environments, including a high performance building envelope, glycol runaround heat recovery, and full building systems commissioning.
- Ongoing Quest
The equations impressed on the building's exterior are incomplete and represent the ongoing quest for knowledge rather than one, completed final solution.
- Project facts
Size: 34,000 sq. m./ 366,000 sq. ft. on seven storeys, with two additional below-grade levels.
Cost: $55 Million
Completed : 2004
Collaborators: Stantec, Hemisphere Engineering, Susan Owen Kagan, Ken Macklin
Builder : PCL/ Maxam joint
Client: University of Alberta