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Mount Royal University - Science & Technology Wing Expansion, Phase 1

Opportunity experiment yields positive results

  • LEED

    Certified Silver

  • 4,200

    Square Meters

  • $18M


  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

Enhancing student spaces and maximizing opportunities to learn

Awarded university status in 2009 and with a core purpose of personalized learning and student achievement, Mount Royal University (MRU) had outgrown its existing Science and Technology facility and Centre for Continuous Learning facility. Planning to enhance their current curriculums, MRU decided that exceptional learning opportunities needed exceptional facilities.

Eager to expand on the innovative program and LEED® Gold elements of the original Centre for Continuous Learning, we partnered with the university and contractor from day one of the project, making the seamless transition from initial design to project completion. With a focus on enhancing student spaces and facilities to maximize learning, our architects designed formal classroom and lab spaces alongside informal meeting places for students.

The expansion encompasses forward-thinking teaching and research labs, including biology, geography, geology, earth sciences, chemistry, archaeology, and anthropology, and each lab is designed specifically to meet the needs of lab professors and students.

Today, if you’re an MRU student, you benefit from modern, bright, and airy classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, and informal meeting places where you can discuss next week's group project or last night's study session.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Heather Bretz, Principal, Architecture

For many of us, some of our first memories of buildings come from our schools—spaces that I believe should be welcoming, healthy, and inspiring.

Pamela Butvin, Senior Associate, Architecture

I strive to create communities by designing spaces that offer seniors the care they need as well as opportunities to enjoy life.
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Hemna Marwah, Principal, Architecture

High standards of design should be demanded everywhere. It enhances the quality of life of every user and creates a meaningful environment.

Jeff Rent, Principal, Team Lead

The positive impact our work has on communities is a constant driver to achieve greater value and promote sustainability.

Enzo Vicenzino, Vice President, Architecture

To create design solutions that are meaningful, we must create a public realm that is connective, functional and sympathetic to the human experience.
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Heather Bretz

Principal, Architecture

Pamela Butvin

Senior Associate, Architecture

Hemna Marwah

Principal, Architecture

Jeff Rent

Principal, Team Lead

Enzo Vicenzino

Vice President, Architecture

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