Calgary's New Central Library
Thank you to the Project Teams


CMLC // Calgary Public Library


Ryan Northcott

Director of Photography

Ryan Northcott


Ryan Northcott






Eric Giesbrecht, Ryan Northcott


Eric Giesbrecht

With so many stakeholders at the table we worked closely with partners involved in dreaming, planning, designing, building, programming, and developing the New Central Library in Calgary. From CMLC and Colliers as Project Managers, Snöhetta and DIALOG as Architects,  Stuart Olson as Construction Managers, Entuitive as Structural Engineers, the Calgary Public Library as Operator, and of course to the City of Calgary. This was a once in a lifetime chance to say thank you and showcase Calgary’s “Fabergé Egg”

Documenting the building of a generation

New Central Library
Complete Construction Time-Lapse



We are big fans of libraries. They offer so much to so many different people and the opportunity to document the creation of a globally recognized building was a dream come true for us. It started with the long-term time-lapse provided by our company OwlBox Construction Time-Lapse, then filming in-depth interviews with the builders, managers, creators, and users. If you haven’t visited the New Central Library in Calgary yet, you must.

Thank You to the
Project Team



We had support from some of theses great artists:
Anies Hassan — Camera // Lucy MacPhee — Camera // Jillian Lee — Camera // Mike Hooves — Production Assistant // Kaeleb Gartner — Production Assistant // Lonni Olson — Production Assistant // Michael Moller — Time Lapse Offline Editor

The Architects:
Craig Dykers — Snöhetta
Rob Adamson — DIALOG


Time-Lapse Facts

Our OwlBox time-lapse cameras took over 200,000 high-resolution photos over the course of 4 years of construction. According to the construction managers, having the time-lapse on the site saved millions of dollars to the bottom line of the project.

The Construction Managers:
Stuart Olson


Our own Thank You

We’d like to thank our own group of people who helped us – Clare, Susan, Jessa, Brynn, Jack, Joanna, Kate, Michael, and everyone at CMLC for the opportunity to work on something that will last multiple generations.


The Project Managers:
CMLC & Colliers

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