Laurentian Architecture students reap scholarship awards

School invites community to end-of-semester Exhibition of student work

December 8, 2014 –  Students at the Laurentian University School of Architecture are sharing in scholarships and financial awards made possible by the generosity of numerous donors and supporters of the Laurentian Architecture program.  

Scholarships and awards totalling nearly $30,000 have been awarded to first- and second-year Architecture students in 2014. 

The awards include:

  • Build North Construction Inc. Architecture Scholarship (Anthony and Tracy Nutt)
  • Design-Build Fund Award (Blaine and Lis Nicholls)
  • F. Jean MacLeod Architecture Scholarship
  • Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Annual Scholarship
  • Peddler’s Pub Architecture Award (Dennis Gainer and Family)
  • RBC Architecture Award (RBC Financial Group)
  • School of Architecture Founders’ Design Award
  • Sudbury Construction Association Architecture Scholarship
  • Laurentian University School of Architecture Portfolio Award

“We are absolutely delighted by the extent of support for our architecture students within the Greater Sudbury community,” said Laurentian School of Architecture Founding Director, Dr. Terrance Galvin.  “These scholarships and awards help to strengthen our program while recognizing the excellence of our young architects.”

Many of the works designed and created by first- and second-year students during the 2014-15 first semester will be on view at a free Exhibition, to be held Saturday, December 13th.  Members of the community are welcome to stop in to view the work, enjoy refreshments and chat with students, staff and faculty of Laurentian Architecture.

“Last winter, the ice huts created by our first-year students for their design-build project were just so impressive,” said Dr. Galvin.  “This year, as the first-year class works on ice huts, our second-year students are building birchbark and carbon-fibre canoes, under the guidance of two expert canoe builders and in partnership with Wahnipitae First Nation.  This is another superb hands-on learning exercise, and our students are rightly proud of what they’ve achieved,” he added.

The Exhibition runs from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Laurentian University School of Architecture Studio, 85 Elm Street, and is free and open to the public.