Applied Arts Team has been has been selected for the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus redevelopment project on Great Northern Way in Vancouver.
The new campus will accommodate more than 1,800 students.
The capital cost of the project is budgeted at up to $134 million, including a provincial investment of up to $113 million dollars, with the remainder to be raised through the university's current capital campaign.
The next stage in the competitive selection process is to negotiate with Applied Arts Partners to settle the final terms of the contract, a process that is expected to culminate in a performance-based contract by February 2015.
Construction on the project is anticipated to begin in spring 2015, and the new campus is expected to be complete in 2017.
"The university is internationally renowned for its contributions to the creative sector, and the world-class new campus at Great Northern Way will enable its graduates to continue to make major contributions to this important part of British Columbia's economy," B.C. advanced education minister Amrik Virk said.