Architectural firm selected for renewal project

Posted: July 9, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The College Avenue Campus
The College Avenue Campus (Photo - U of R Photography).

Regina-based architectural firm P3 Architecture Partners (P3A) in association with heritage experts Donald Luxton and Associates have been selected to lead the renewal of the University’s historic College Avenue Campus.

Both P3A and Donald Luxton and Associates have a record of award-winning restoration projects across Saskatchewan and western Canada.

“We are pleased to be working again with P3A on this important initiative,” says Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina.“This is an encouraging milestone that signals the continuation of a multi-year project that will prepare the College Avenue Campus for a new generation of learners.”

Since its founding in 1996, P3A has built a reputation for its innovative design solutions and creation of high quality public spaces.

The University has engaged the firm on other projects including the Research and Innovation Centre and the Gateway project. Vancouver-based Donald Luxton and Associates are western Canada’s foremost historical architecture consultants.

The project to revitalize the College Avenue Campus will have an impact on the cultural landscape of the city and province. For example, it will ensure that students continue to grow - as artists and as people – through classes at the Conservatory of Performing Arts.  In addition, it will restore Darke Hall to its former glory as one of Canada’s most beautiful and historic performance venues.

The University will be hosting an open dialogue on the future of College Avenue Campus. “Planning for a Community” will be held on September 16, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Darke Hall on the College Avenue Campus.

For more information on The College Avenue Campus Renewal Project, please visit here