Welcome to the Major Capital Projects’ homepage. Working with other Facilities Management and Planning staff, consultants and contractors, we are responsible for overseeing the planning, design, coordination and implementation of Carleton University’s major capital projects. In layman’s terms the new buildings on campus.

In 2010-11 Carleton opened two new buildings with additional space for an estimated 1,600 students, thanks to an investment of $52.5 million by the federal and provincial governments.

Waterfront Project – River Site

Budget: $52,200,000.00
Architect: grc architects/Moriyama and Teshima Architects
General Contractor: R. E. Hein Construction
Construction Phase: Spring 2009 to November 2010
Occupancy Date: December 2010
Gross Area: 145,000 sq.ft.

North exterior perspective – Concept Design

Sectional view – Concept Design

West Exterior perspective – Concept Design

The University is constructing an Academic building to house the Norman Paterson Schools of International Affairs, the School of Public Policy and Administration, and the School of Journalism and Communication, but an external Centre for Public Policy. Facilities offered will be a 400 seat theatre for large international presentations and for Film Studies, a very large open atrium with accessible patio over looking the river, an 80+ underground parking lot, a conference centre, a quick cafeteria lounge, and public classroom spaces. This building will be designed to meet a high level of sustainability, by incorporating a green roof, and sustainable design/construction practices.

Waterfront Project Website

Waterfront Project – Canal Site

Budget: $30,400,000.00
Architect: grc architects/Moriyama and Teshima Architects
General Contractor: R. E. Hein Construction
Construction Phase: Spring 2009 to November 2010
Occupancy Date: December 2010
Gross Area: 95,000 sq.ft.

View from the south – Concept Design

View from the north – Concept Design

Interior development – October 4, 2007

The University is constructing an Academic building to house the new Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering, a joint program with the University of Ottawa. Aerospace and Sustainable Engineering programs will also occupy the new building. Along with these programs will be space for graduate student growth and common public spaces. This building will be designed to meet a high level of sustainability, by incorporating a green roof, and sustainable design/construction practices.

Waterfront Project Website

New Residence 2011

New Residence 2011 – Project facts
Budget: $31,500,000.00
Architect: Vermeulen Hind Architects
General Contractor: R.E Hein Construction
Construction Phase: Spring 2010 to Sept.2011
Gross Area: 170,000 sq.ft.

Rendering of the 2011 Residence and Commons expansion – Aeria view looking southwest

The proposed new 10 storey building will provide 434 additional rooms to the residential precinct. The floors will be made up of suite style units, 2 person per expandable to 4 per and that will include a shared bathroom. It is planned to be located between Renfrew House and Glengarry House.

Residence Commons Expansion

Residence Commons Expansion – Project facts
Budget: $11,000,000
Architect: HOK
General Contractor: Pomerleau Inc.
Construction Phase: Fall 2010 to December 2011
Gross Area: 75,000 sq.ft.

Archive of some of our Major Capital Projects.