NMC Building Project

The NMC project reflects the emergence of a new Calgary. The ambitious design by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture was inspired by instrument design and echoes the Canadian landscape. This award-winning project is considered one of the most exciting architectural projects occurring in the world right now.

Construction began in early 2013, and remains on schedule to open in 2016.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m thrilled to be involved in the project. A building like this has never been built before.”

–Gary Duke, project manager

The new NMC will be a catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, and will include:

  • Five floors of exhibitions that tell the rich stories of music in Canada
  • Diverse, creative and engaging education programs for all ages
  • The country’s most comprehensive collection of musical instruments and sound equipment, available to artists for the creation of new works
  • Live performances by national and international artists, bringing the Canadian music experience to life
  • 160,000 square feet in total
  • Over 2,000 artifacts in the collection

Construction Webcam

Watch construction of the new building as it progresses step-by-step

Our Team

Architecture

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1994, Allied Works Architecture is a leader in the design of cultural institutions in North America. Brad Cloepfil and his team are bringing a flavor of innovative architecture to Calgary that hasn’t been seen before — creating a building that is a destination in and of itself. They are working with local architecture firm Kasian Architecture.

Exhibits

For over 20 years, Haley Sharpe Design has continued to create award-winning interpretive, interactive exhibits in North America. Haley Sharpe brings a level of experience, expertise, creativity and innovation to the National Music Centre project that will ensure an experience that inspires.

Construction

Since 1969 CANA has completed more than $2 billion of construction management projects building strong relationships with design partners and subtrades. Led by John Simpson, CANA is a member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

The New NMC Building Leadership Team

NMC has assembled a team of internal experts at the staff and board level that are guiding NMC through the multitude of details that go with building an exceptional project.

Andrew Mosker, President and CEO

Charlie Fischer, NMC Board Member, Chair, Building Committe

Construction Photos

  • NMC Construction Site – March 2015

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  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

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    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

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    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

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