Thelma Chalifoux

Location: Edmonton, AB

Thelma Chalifoux Hall is a University of Alberta student residence and is part of the Lister Centre group of residence buildings. The project is a five storey, 109,000ft2, 264 suite building, with 460 student beds. Graham successfully completed the project on time and in the end strengthened the relationship with the University of Alberta. Upon completion, Lister 5 was officially named Thelma Chalifoux Hall, after a prominent Metis Senator in Canada. Graham had a CM/Modified design-build contract for the project which included design development construction management services.

Exterior finish materials for the building consisted of silver corrugated cladding, aluminum composite panels, phenolic panels and curtainwall. Interior finishes consisted of luxury vinyl tile, ceramic tile, ceilings combined of exposed structure, drywall ceilings and acoustic ceiling tile cloud features. Mechanical and electrical systems were fully integrated into University’s existing service infrastructure including central BMS operations and steam heating systems. Amenity features of the building include staff and faculty living apartments, floor community programs (the building can be considered to be a combination of 14 smaller communities), support study spaces, spa like washrooms, a fitness facility, wall art locations in social spaces and a large demonstration kitchen. With budget in mind a trendy combination of materials was developed to give the building a unique appearance.

Contract Value


Prime Consultant

Diamond Schmitt Architecture

Project Owner

University of Alberta

Contract Format

Design Build

Completion Date

July 2018

Contract Duration

47 months