Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller, Alberta - 1981
Client: Alberta Culture
Building type: Culture/Recreation
Alberta decided to establish a new paleontological museum and research institute near a rich source of fossils at Drumheller. During the first phase of the project, we identified the role of the institute, developed operational programs, analyzed the scope/scale for the facility, and assessed major planning concepts. In the second phase, we reviewed staffing requirements, analyzed expansion capability, and developed a Facilities Program. Major components of the proposed facility were assessed and documented with respect to function, quality, facility highlights, affinities, change/growth, staff, and area requirements for individual spaces. The cost of construction has been estimated at $15 million for an area of 12 500 square metres. Completed in 1981.