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Royal Alberta Museum

Government of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Ledcor was awarded the contract to build the Royal Alberta Museum, a new natural and human history museum right in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

The team, that included Ledcor, DIALOG, and Lundholm Associates Architects, was selected following the evaluation of four proponents shortlisted for the project. An expert review panel, which included architectural and museum industry professionals, evaluated the proposals based on design, ability to deliver the project, and the best value for the budget. This provincial museum is well-equipped for the future, with a large space to show exhibitions and easier access to public transit connections.

This modern museum includes a spacious lobby, a cafe, a giftshop, a 250-seat theater, and outdoor terraces. At the core of the museum, a climate-control system is designed to safeguard the museum's extensive collection, many of which are delicate historical artifacts.

Although the building is complete, the museum is not expected to open to the public for almost a year after completion due to the complex process of relocating the collection of 2.1 million pieces.