The Taylor Centre establishes a dramatic new front door for the eastern edge of the rapidly expanding Mount Royal University campus. The Centre’s architecture is inspired by the vast prairies and foothills of Alberta, set against a backdrop of the rugged Canadian Rockies. While respecting the existing architectural vocabulary of the campus in terms of its use of materials and scale, the Centre sets a new architectural precedent for the world-class conservatory of music. The plaza and open space that form the Centre’s forecourt knit the building into the fabric of the campus, while serving as a space for informal events and performances. A multilevel lobby and roof terrace provide dramatic views to the campus as well as the surrounding region beyond. The facility is designed to LEED Gold certification.
The Centre includes a 800-seat concert hall, performance/rehearsal space, ensemble and teaching studios, a recording studio, practice rooms, dressing rooms and a green room, stage and conservatory support and storage space, administrative offices and support space, a multi-level lobby and roof terrace.