The National Music Centre, Calgary

A new building is under construction for Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The new building will house the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame collections. 


  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada


  • The National Music Centre

Project Status

  • Completed in 2016


  • Allied Works Architecture, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
It will also showcase the country’s most impressive collection of musical instruments and sound equipment, as well as provide interactive education programming, exhibitions and music performances. As an important new work of contemporary architecture, the building is intended as a catalyst for the development of a once-neglected urban neighbourhood, now being rebranded as the East Village.

Remarkable Glazed-Terracotta Facade

We are providing façade engineering services for this remarkable glazed-terracotta-clad building. Our services include design input and on-site review of the performance, durability and constructability of the envelope. We are also working with the design team to ensure the envelope systems meet energy requirements.

The historic King Edward Hotel, once a famous blues venue in its own right, is also being reconstructed and incorporated into the National Music Centre. We are the façade engineer for this part of the project.

The National Music Centre has already received a number of awards:

•    Progressive Architecture Award, Architect Magazine, 2014
•    Azure Magazine AZ Award of Merit, 2013
•    World Architecture Festival Award, Future Cultural Category, 2010 Finalist