MRU students explore designs with cSPACE future tenants
cSPACE and Mount Royal University’s Applied Interior Design class team up to support future tenants at King Edward.
Great things happen when creative minds collide. cSPACE and Mount Royal University’s Applied Interior Design Department have wrapped up a semester-long project on the design layout of various tenant spaces at the King Edward. The MRU students worked directly with a group of anchor tenants, including Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, EMMEDIA, Quickdraw Animation, Alberta Craft Council and Maria Montesorri Education Centre.
Groups of students conducted interviews on the tenant’s day-to-day operational flows and space requirements. Tours of existing spaces captured functional, electrical and mechanical components that will need to be integrated into their new spaces at the King Edward. A workspace programming report outlined key relationships between the activity of the anchor tenants and the floorplans of the King Edward.
The interior design project was made possible by MRU’s commitment to working with non-profit organizations to address their unique space needs. Past recipients of the program’s work include The Winnipeg Museum of Human Rights, STARS and The Mustard Seed. Partnerships with post-secondary institutions like MRU are critical to our vision and philosophy as a collaborative social enterprise – we are looking forward to working with MRU again in the near future.