Funding for the first phase of the Schulich School of Engineering renovation and expansion program has been received. " In total, we're looking for approximately $ 185 million to achieve all phases," says Dantzer. The initial renovations will be relatively minor, such as upgrades to meet technological advancements and to generally " renew" or modernize life safety systems. The refitting will include hazardous material abatement, energy and water efficiency improvements, as well as more basic actions such as the renewal of washrooms and centrally controlled classrooms. The phase two expansion part of this program ( when funded) will provide about 7,700 square meters ( 82,880 square feet) of new, well- serviced undergraduate experiential teaching space consolidated with student experience space, and highly serviced research labs that support senior undergraduate and graduate research, as well as faculty research programs. As well as providing opportunities to highlight undergraduate student projects and events, the project will showcase student and faculty research and initiatives undertaken with industrial partners. In addition to the engineering project, the University is constructing a new $ 200 million state- of- the- art Taylor Family Digital Library. A year from completion, this project been constructed on the campus over several decades and no longer sufficiently serve our purpose," Dantzer says. " So we needed to develop a strategy to both expand the facilities for future teaching and research, and to renew and alter the existing buildings to make them more suitable and effective for current use." His department, which includes engineers and in- house architects, is guided by an ongoing " master planning exercise, comprising a strategic combination of renovations and facility expansion." University of Calgary NOVEMBER 09 www. bus- ex. com 59 Riddell Kurczaba is a full- service architectural and interior design firm that also offers complementary, value- added services such as 3D visualization, brand and image consulting ( including wayfinding and signage), and sustainable design. This ability to offer clients a wholly integrated design solution, combined with our record of industry performance that spans more than 20 years, is our assurance of project success. Riddell Kurczaba, Ltd.
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