Six months since our last update, the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) building has largely taken shape. At the time of our last update in June, forming had just begun for the new facility. In the time since,  the project's steel skeleton has wrapped around the existing Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness at the busy Downtown Edmonton intersection of 109 Street and 104 Avenue.

Students’ Association of MacEwan University building, photo by Dave Sutherland

Designed by Stantec, the new three-storey facility is the latest expansion to the downtown university campus. In addition to housing offices for the Students' Association, the building will provide much-needed space for student clubs, new quiet study areas, event space, as well as food vendors.

SAMU building steel peeking above the Christenson Centre, photo by Dave Sutherland

SAMU is now accepting submissions for prospective food retail tenants inside the building. Interested vendors can apply using the documentation provided on the project's website.

Rendering of SAMU, image via MacEwan University

The SAMU building is scheduled to open for students in the fall 2019 semester.

Rendering of SAMU, image via MacEwan University

SkyriseEdmonton will continue to update on the progress of this project as it continues. You can find more images and renderings of the project in the Database file. What do you think of SAMU? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation in our discussion Forum.

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