Emily Carr University of Art + Design would like to announce, with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Partnerships BC, that the Applied Arts Team is the preferred proponent for the new campus project at Great Northern Way.
This proponent group will now enter into negotiations with Emily Carr. This milestone marks the next step in the final stages before groundbreaking and will lead to a final announcement in February 2015 when the financial negotiations will be completed.
In 2017, Vancouver will be known for more than rain, and the great outdoors. Emily Carr University of Art + Design will become the heart and hub of a new cultural epicenter.
The preferred proponent, The Applied Arts Team, will now enter into final negotiations with the selection committee and Emily Carr University of Art + Design to establish the final terms so construction can begin in Spring of 2015.
The Applied Arts Team includes:
- Brookfield Financial Corp.
- EllisDon Corporation
- EllisDon Capital Inc.
- Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
- Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated
- Chernoff Thompson Architects
Our new campus will allow us to be innovative and agile creators and connectors between east and west, art and industry, research and entrepreneurship – growing the creative culture, community and economy. The selection of our preferred proponent allows Emily Carr University of Art + Design to move forward in developing our Big Ideas on how we reshape, reinvent and reinvigorate the Great Northern Way district to become a new cultural hub for the city of Vancouver.
Read the official media release.