Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan, College of Engineering Master Plan

Project Details


$325 Million (estimated)


August 2016


To be determined


Prime Consulting, Architecture, Sustainability Consulting

The College of Engineering is housed in a single building, developed across six phases, with its earliest section constructed in 1925. In 2015, the University of Saskatchewan commissioned aodbt, in collaboration with Flad Architects, to undertake a comprehensive Master Plan for the College of Engineering. The project’s scope encompassed an evaluation of the existing building and the formulation of conceptual plans aimed at facilitating the College’s expansion to accommodate growing enrollments, all while respecting the integrity of the existing infrastructure and the heritage building that defines the College’s current configuration.

The project involved extensive engagement with the University, faculty, and students, along with validation of functional programming. Additionally, it included the creation of conceptual planning options, cost assessments, and a phased development strategy for the University’s consideration. A significant emphasis was placed on crafting a contemporary learning environment, with a focus on seamlessly integrating technology, flexibility, and adaptability for future growth. This endeavor not only addressed the rejuvenation and expansion of the Engineering Building itself but also explored how it could harmoniously integrate with the broader campus landscape. The conceptual options devised were intended to inform the University’s long-term planning and future decision-making processes, providing valuable guidance for forthcoming projects.