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Campus planning, design, construction and operations are integral services to our campuses.

Project request

Architectural and Engineering Services (AES) oversees all new projects on campus. New project requests include work that will require architectural, mechanical or electrical design to facilitate renovations and construction.

Project request form (PDF)

Accessibility initiatives

UM strives to be a leader in creating an inclusive experience for its students, staff and visitors. The university’s academic, research, administrative, residential and special purpose buildings are no exception to that pursuit and reflect the care and dedication of staff and management to UM’s core values.

Accessibility audit

Aligning with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, and the University of Manitoba’s commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment, the University has embarked on a campus-wide accessibility audit of the built environment. A draft report was completed by Adaptability Canada in 2019 that identified barriers in the core areas of safety impact, compliance issues, and service improvement with the top improvement areas campus-wide noted as wayfinding/signage; physical access; life safety; lighting and contrast; washrooms; external pathways and building thresholds. 

In order to expand on the initial observations, a Consultant Team led by Level Playing Field has been engaged to complete the audit and deliver a report of their findings. The final report will include a prioritization plan identifying accessibility projects for UM campuses, and a 10 year capital improvement plan identifying projects for the near/immediate term (1-2 year), mid-term (3-5 year), and long-term (6-10 years).

Methodology and improvement areas

Level Playing Field (LPF) is a consulting agency that provides innovative Universal Design solutions based on the social model of disability. LPF applies a social justice framework to their evaluations and accessible best practice recommendations for all urban environments. LPF is a leader in accessibility in Canada and will guide UM through the built environment accessibility audit project. The Consultant Team’s site auditing is complemented by their ability to conduct extensive qualitative research and meaningful stakeholder engagement through their knowledge of national building code, accessibility standards, and best practice. 


Based on the results and recommendations of the audit, UM can minimize or even eliminate risk by relentlessly pursuing service excellence. UM has set a standard based on inclusive design, which seeks to serve all people equally within an environment.

AES Annual Report

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Architectural and Engineering Services 
120 Physical Plant Building
89 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada