About Architectural & Engineering Services (AES)

Who We Are

AES is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team of approximately 45 highly-skilled architectural, engineering, project management, and administrative professionals. Our primary business is the renovation, renewal, and modernization of UM buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, using market-driven designers and contractors.

We are the primary client liaison on projects and we are responsible and accountable for all aspects of project delivery. We provide our clients with the complete package - we take your abstract idea, develop a firm design, bid and build the agreed scope of work, then hand the finished product over to you. We are committed to excellent customer service and delivering your project on time, on budget, and on schedule.

AES is located in the Physical Plant building on the south side of Fort Garry campus, and a small staff complement is located in room S013 in the Medical Services building at Bannatyne campus.

What We Do

Architectural & Engineering Services (AES) is responsible for the planning, development, renewal ,and renovation of campus facilities. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of architects, engineers, project managers, coordinators, technicians, and administrative support staff.  AES is responsible for executing capital projects of various scope and complexity. Our services include design and project management for building renovations, facility upgrades and improvements, restoration, consulting, and capital construction projects.

Architectural Design - The dynamic group of professionals in AES leads the collaborative development of a progressive, high-quality learning environment. Partnering with campus stakeholders, the AES team creates great spaces and places for people to teach and learn, conduct leading edge research, and enjoy the life of the campus community.

Project Management - Applying best practice project delivery processes, AES manages all campus construction

projects, from design through construction to occupancy. This work often involves external architectural consultants, engineering design consultants, and construction contractors to maintain the scope, schedule, and budget of major, mid-size, and smaller renovations and new campus construction projects.

Facilities Assessment, Commissioning and Life Safety - AES ensures that new and renovated facilities are functional, reliable, safe, sustainable, maintainable, and achieve minimum life-cycle cost.

Whether you are looking to renovate or modernize your space, increase accessibility to campus buildings, renew an entire building, or improve the public space around campus, AES is here to assist. In alignment with the UM Strategic Plan, AES strives to develop creative design solutions that provide the best value while meeting the needs of our expanding community. A detailed description of project types and timelines for project delivery can be found on our Project Overview page.