University of Calgary opens collaborative research hub in old downtown library

The Calgary Municipal Land Corp (CMLC) and the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) at Univ of Calgary have teamed up to open a collaborative research hub and event space in the city’s former central library branch. The new centre will follow other significant redevelopment in Calgary’s East Village and joins a trend of street-level transformations in the area. EVDS wants the 29,000-sq.-ft. satellite space to serve as a nexus for engaging public discussion and exploring innovations in design, construction, and operational management. The hub will support Univ of Calgary’s strategic priority to create collaborative opportunities for students, researchers and companies to interact in ways that propel research and innovation. EVDS will take occupancy of the building in January of 2019.