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Laurentian Architecture CLT project creates 'impressive profile'

JUNE 4th, 2015 – A two-storey structure built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam wood products is taking shape at the Laurentian University School of Architecture under construction in downtown Sudbury, Ontario.   The CLT structure is part of the 54,000 sq ft Phase Two facility of the new School, and represents the most significant use of CLT in a public building in Ontario to date. 


Laurentian Architecture students reap scholarship awards

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:

School of Architecture Marks Grand Opening

September 4, 2013 – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today cut a ceremonial ribbon to officially launch the Laurentian University School of Architecture, the first school of architecture to open in Canada in 45 years.    


The Premier stood alongside Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development (Northern Ontario) the Honourable Greg Rickford, and Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk, surrounded by members of the School’s Fall 2013 charter class.


Laurentian Architecture Launches ‘Visions in Canadian Design’

August 22, 2013 – Media and all members of the Sudbury community are invited to take part in the Laurentian University School of Architecture’s inaugural lecture series, “Visions in Canadian Design.” The series is being launched in conjunction with the official opening of Canada’s newest school of architecture on September 4th, 2013.

The series opens on the evening of Wednesday, September 4th with a free public lecture by one of Canada’s most celebrated architects, Douglas Cardinal. 


Laurentian Architecture Welcomes Fall 2013 Charter Class

August 6, 2013 – The Laurentian University School of Architecture is pleased to be welcoming the charter class of students for the Fall 2013 launch of Canada’s newest architecture school.

Of the applications received from across the country, Laurentian Architecture has confirmed 70 students to begin studies at the downtown Sudbury site of the new school.  Classes will start on September 4. 


Laurentian Architecture Receives Fednor Funding

September 21, 2012 - A $5-million dollar investment by the federal government’s regional development program in Laurentian University’s School of Architecture will help to fund construction of the new state-of-the-art facility at the historic crossroads of Downtown Sudbury.   

The funding announcement was made this morning at the downtown project office of Laurentian Architecture by Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement, the Minister responsible for FedNor.