Client: City of Edmonton
Project Value: $88 Million
Size: 40,900 sq. ft.
Design Architect: Randall Stout Architects
Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert played a lead role as the Client’s Representative and Project Manager for the 40,900 sf, $88 million Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA). Completed in 2010, our firm was responsible for the initial feasibility study, programming of the building, conducting a two stage competition to select the Architect and Engineering team, project budgeting, selection of the general contractor, client representation, overall project management of the construction of the facility and commissioning. Our experience on this project has increased our understanding of Edmonton’s cultural identity.
In conjunction with the new gallery, Arch|TB was responsible for the design of the new Collection Services Facility to house the AGA’s permanent collection and the AGA’s Temporary Gallery (where the main gallery was located during construction of the new Art Gallery of Alberta). The Collection Services Facility is a state-of-the-art, museum quality, 18,000 sf facility with a project value of $2.4 million. It includes a full administrative area for the Registrar of the collection, a curatorial area for the restoration of art works, a workshop and 13,000 sf of vault space of various sizes. The five vaults in total will house over 14,000 works of art, 7000 of which are in the AGA’s current collection.
The Temporary Gallery is a 23,000 sf, museum quality facility located in the University of Alberta’s (UofA)downtown campus building, Enterprise Square. It consists of administrative offices and 13,000 sf of museum-quality gallery spaces and lobby space, which is uniquely located as a main floor storefront in the centre atrium of the building. The total cost was $3.6 million. After the AGA moved into the new facility, the UofA took over the gallery spaces to facilitate exhibitions and display the UofA Art and Artefact Collections.