St. Mary's Heritage Centre
Redefining the heart of an historic campus.
CLIENT St. Mary's University
LOCATION Calgary, AB
SIZE 930 m2
BUDGET $1.9 million
The Heritage Centre is comprised of a main gathering space; a linear gallery; and a connection to the historic water tower at the heart of St. Mary’s University campus. Drawing inspiration from the timber frame of the historic water tower, the Heritage Centre’s simple post-and-beam construction provides a striking interior and exterior character that is contemporary, yet appropriate to the scale and context to St. Mary’s campus.
The main space comprises approximately 1700 square feet and is highly flexible in its use. Retractable theatre seating for 120 will provide for a theatre function suitable for educational uses as well as dramatic and musical performance. Large sliding barn doors will open to the linear gallery space, and in the summer months, to the courtyard.