In our last check up on the University of Calgary's MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties Building Redevelopment, crews were working on the glass exterior finish which was nearing completion. The building had been topped out for some time as the project was a renovation of the existing building with two additional floors added. A large amount of the work has taken place on the glass portion of the double-skinned facade of the building.

View from the west, image by Kevin Cappis

Recent photos show the glass facade work is now complete and we have the final look of the building. Designed by Calgary based Dialog, the glass exterior looks impressive, and many have described it as spectacular. When viewing the structure, it appears as a central architectural gem among other campus buildings. It's hard not to notice this building.

Close-up view of glass work on upper levels, image by Kevin Cappis

As amazing as the building looks on the outside, The tower is not just a pretty face. The building has unique features such as a cistern for capturing rain water for re-use. According to the University of Calgary 'Unlike any other building on campus, MacKimmie Tower’s double-skin exterior will respond to changing weather and work with the exposed concrete structure and mechanical systems to minimize energy use and optimize the internal temperature, daylight and air quality for occupants'

View from the southwest, image by Kevin Cappis

Construction of the tower portion is now all but complete, but work will continue on the power portion MacKimmie block and link. SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.