New Bilingual Architecture School Finds a Home in Sudbury

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Students will soon be able to attend Canada’s first new school of architecture in 40 years, located in northern Ontario.

With the help of the Ontario Government, Laurentian University is building the new Laurentian University School of Architecture. The bilingual school will help 400 French and English architecture students study and stay in the North.

The new school will help revitalize downtown Sudbury and set a precedent for green building practices in the region. The building will be designed to the highest level of sustainability and help students learn the latest concepts in green building design and sustainable development. This project will create up to 300 jobs through the construction and operating phases.

“The provincial government’s investment will allow Laurentian University to launch the first school of architecture to offer programs in French outside Quebec, while also promoting aboriginal and northern perspectives in design,” says Dominic Giroux, Laurentian University’s President. “This is a significant milestone for our university, for Sudbury and for the North.”

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