Building a faculty

Expansion and renovation project

Our award-winning new home opened in 2016. We call this $174-million facility the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex. It integrates the original engineering blocks into one, expanded complex. A new, central block features study spaces, community gathering places, design labs and research facilities.

By the numbers

Facts about our Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex:


project cost


new student seats

18,300 m2

of new space


levels of new labs, classrooms, study spaces

A new era in engineering

The Canadian Natural Resources Engineering Complex is transforming engineering education, research and community engagement. It opened in 2016, creating seats for 400 more students. New interactive design labs and bright study spaces enhance student learning. And, state-of-the-art labs provide collaborative research spaces. In the fall of 2018, our fully renovated Mechanical Building re-opened its doors. Next up? A complete renovation of the E Block is already underway.

Creating new spaces

The six engineering buildings - encircling what was an outside courtyard - are now united under one roof. This central building features interactive design and research labs, large learning theatres and beautiful study areas.

Renewing labs and classrooms

We transformed some of our existing research labs. These renovated spaces have new equipment and foster collaboration and leading-edge research. This is where our faculty, grad students and research partners turn ideas into solutions.

Renovating entire buildings

Our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department is back home. The fully renovated Mechanical Building features contemporary research spaces, new equipment, impressive meeting rooms and innovative learning environments.

Updating our blocks

We are embarking on a full renovation of the E Block. Our Geomatics and Civil Engineering Departments will have a full suite of new classrooms, labs, offices and meeting rooms and state-of-the-art research labs to look forward to. This large project will be complete in 2020.