University of Calgary Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB)

SECTOR

Education Post Secondary

Year

2018

Location

Calgary

Awards

N/A

Highlights

  • A new Laboratory air handling unit was designed to fit through the existing penthouse louvers and installed to supply the laboratories while minimizing disruptions to the building which remained operational.

The University of Calgary’s Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) is an existing 6-storey, 60,000 sq.ft. building located on the main campus. Built in the 1960s, up to 50% of the building was originally dedicated to wet/dry labs which, over the years, were transitioned to classroom and office spaces. More recently, evolving program requirements mean the University is reverting many of the classrooms back to laboratory space.

AME was engaged by the University to provide mechanical engineering services as part of the overall design team for the Schulich School of Engineering Expansion.