Keyano College Projects

Keyano Cultural Centre, Fort McMurray, Alberta - 1984

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Keyano College wished to expand the institution’s visual and performing arts program as well as promote community cultural events. We determined the music, drama, dance and visual arts facilities that could be provided within the budget available and assessed the most appropriate development strategy for the new facilities, with particular reference to the existing 575-seat Keyano Theatre. During the project, we studied analogous facilities, tested the feasibility of alternative designs, and determined the facilities to be provided using a computer-aided costing model. The $5 million budget was allocated for renovations to the existing theatre, plus the construction of approximately 3100 square metres¬†as additions. Completed in 1984.

Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta - 1984

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Since becoming a board-governed institution, enrolment at Keyano College doubled to approximately 1100 full-time equivalent students. Accommodating the demand for space became increasingly difficult. We examined the existing operations and facilities; refined the mission role and program mix; developed projected enrollments over five years and beyond; and determined resource requirements over five years. We worked with management and the Board to review our assessment of internal state, college mission, and external environment; explore priorities in the context of budget restrictions using participatory trade-off exercises; forecast future enrolments; and select a preferred development strategy for the next five years. Completed in 1984.