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, co-ordination and implementation of Carleton University’s major capital projects. Please find below the highlights of our major projects.

The Nicol Building (future home of the Sprott School of Business)

Budget $65.1 million
Architect / Consultants Hariri Pontarini Architects
General Contractor R.E. HEIN Construction
Construction Phase Summer 2018 to Summer 2020
Occupancy Date under construction
Description Made possible by a $10-million donation from the family of Ottawa real estate developer and Carleton alumnus, the late Wes Nicol.
A state-of-the-art, 100,000-square-foot facility that will finally bring the school’s 2,600 students and 87 staff and faculty members together under one roof.
In addition to plenty of meeting rooms, the new building will feature dedicated space for Carleton Entrepreneurs, an accelerator designed to help students from all disciplines launch and grow their own business ventures. It will also house initiatives such as the Sprott Student Investment Fund, an equity portfolio run by Sprott commerce and international business students

Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) Building

Budget
Consulting Firm MontgomerySisam Architects / Bryden Martel Architects
General Contractor McDonald Brothers Construction Inc.
Construction Phase Winter 2017 to Winter 2019
Occupancy Date under construction
Gross Area 6,861 sq.m. (3 floors above grade, 2 floors below grade)
Description Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) project, which is transforming and adding 34,500 square feet to the former Life Sciences Research Building to create a new home for applied research in clean technology, health technology, and information and communication technology.

Health Sciences Building

 

Budget
Architect / Consultants MontgomerySisam Architects Inc, NXL Architects Inc., Bryden Martel Architects
General Contractor R.E. HEIN Construction
Construction Phase Fall 2015 to Summer 2018
Occupancy Date May. 2018
Gross Area 11,245 sq.m. (121,044.13 sq.ft.) 7 Storeys
Description Key Building Details
The first floor will have a new lecture theatre. There will be a mezzanine at the back of the lecture theatre to also allow entry/exit at the back of the lecture theatre.
The second, third, fourth and seventh floors will have labs, lab support space, research support space, offices and student workstations.
The fifth and sixth floors will be shell space to allow for future program growth.
There will be a ground level enclosed connection between the new building and the Steacie building.
Each floor will have its own mechanical/electrical room. This is to allow for minimal disruptions to other floors when work on one floor is taking place.

Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research

Budget
Architect / Consultants HOK ARCHITECTS, URBANDALE CONSTRUCTION LTD
General Contractor Waterdon Construction Limited
Construction Phase Summer 2014 to Summer 2015
Occupancy Date December 2014
Gross Area 256.198 sq.m. (2,757.787 sq.ft.) 2 floors + basement
Description The Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research is a full-scale experimental facility that is used for conducting long-term explorations of novel and unproven concepts aimed at radically reducing the reliance of Canadian housing on conventional energy sources

Parking Structure (P18)

Budget
Consulting Firm AECOM Canada Architects Ltd
General Contractor DORAN CONTRACTORS LIMITED
Construction Phase Spring 2013 to Winter 2014
Occupancy Date December 2014
Gross Area 19, 404 sq.m. (3 floors)
Description 600 parking spaces ( future 600 spaces of capactiy above)
Constructed overtop of operational Light Rail Line
70,000 sqft footprint
LED lighting
precast superstructure / CIP foundations

In 2010-2011 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. The River Building (now Richcraft Hall) houses many programs within the Faculty of Public Affairs and the Canal Building was designed to house many programs within the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

Waterfront Project – River Site

Budget: $52.2 million
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.

Waterfront Project – Canal Site

Budget: $30.4 million
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.

Archive of some of our Major Capital Projects.