Today, Premier Christy Clark continued her announcement spree stating that Emily Carr University for Art + Design will be moving from Granville Island to a new state-of-the-art campus on Great Northern Way in East Vancouver. With East Vancouver being the cultural and artistic hub that it is, this move makes sense. Check out the visions for Vancouver’s False Creek Flats areas.
According to The Vancouver Sun, Premier Clark will announce a provincial investment of up to $113-million for the $134-million project.
The new Emily Carr is set to be completed by July 2016 and will be 286,320 square feet, approximately 45 per cent larger than the existing campus. It will also have room for expansion, something the current Granville Island location does not have as it currently occupies two buildings totalling 198,692 square feet.
Plans to move Emily Carr have been in the works for years and today an official announcement will be made.
The search will begin in February for a team that can design, build, and maintain the new campus with construction slated to begin in May of 2014.
The new facility will be built near the newly built Centre for Digital Media.
In 2011-12, Emily Carr had about 5,360 full-time and Continuing Studies students.