Project Size: 82,000 square feet
Designers: Ralph Applebaum Associates; LHSA + DP
Largest museum in western Canada
The wide-ranging collection and research activities maintained by RAM demonstrates its dedication to collecting, preserving, researching, interpreting, and exhibiting objects of interest that capture the rich history of Alberta. There are more than 2.4 million objects in the Royal Alberta Museum collection with more than 5,300 objects on display throughout the newly invented galleries. The museum includes 24,990 square metres (82,000 square feet) of exhibition space – twice the size of the former museum.
Culturally sensitive build
kubik maltbie provided design-build for 3 of the 7 featured galleries and was principal fabricator for another 2. The scope of kubik maltbie’s work included base build fit-out, exhibit fabrication, showcases, and lighting for a significant portion of the project including the newly created interactive Children’s Gallery and the admission-free space dedicated to the Manitou Asinîy, an object of great spiritual significance to regional Indigenous Peoples. kubik maltbie’s overall contribution included 6000 custom mounts, laying three miles of fibre for the AV infrastructure, and 4000 graphics.