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Alberta’s New Engine for
Health Innovation

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“We asked what it would really take for the university, this province, to be out front … Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is our answer. It’s Alberta’s engine for health innovation, and we believe it has the capacity to transform the way we think about health care.”

Carl Amrhein
Provost, University of Alberta

The goal for this project was to design a new kind of environment for researching, teaching and delivering healthcare.

The project brought 12 health science departments and schools from six faculties into a single environment. 

One of the design challenges was to create an interactive learning environment in a building that runs the length of two football fields. The color-coded floors and clear organization help users navigate the space. A north-south building “main street” filled with natural light links to walkways, plazas, cascading stairs, elevator banks and exit stairs.

The lower three levels are student-focused. Light wells and generous glazing in classrooms ensure that even below-grade levels are flooded with light.

Edmonton’s harsh climate demanded a high-performance envelope and aggressive energy recovery systems. High-performance glass, diffusing films, brise soleils and reflectors help control the natural light. A green roof and the use of native vegetation reduce stormwater runoff and minimize irrigation needs.

HOK designed this building in association with Stantec Architecture.


LEED-NC Silver anticipated


578,000 sq. ft. / 53,700 sq. m.


Interior Design


BOMA Edmonton – TOBY Award (The Outstanding Building of the Year)

BOMA Edmonton – Certification of Building Excellence


18 March 2014
“Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Honored by BOMA”
HOK News 

5 September 2012
“Edmonton Clinic Unites Health Science Faculties, Students and Community”

10 May 2012
“HOK’s Super-Green Health Centre”

15 February 2012
“Students First”
Canadian Interiors

19 January 2012
“Like a Lego Model, All Pieces Under One Roof”
Metro Edmonton