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Laurentian University

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Client: Laurentian University
Completion: September 2017


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The new Welcome Centre at Laurentian University completes a multi-year campus modernization project designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. Seven buildings were revitalized and new connections added between them in a $63-million renewal of the mid-20th century campus in Sudbury, Ontario.

The Welcome Centre is located in what was originally an open-air breezeway that separated the Parker Building and Dining hall. Subsequent additions enclosed the space, which has now been re-opened to create a three-storey atrium beneath a raised roof with clerestory glazing that fills the space with natural light.

Adjacent to the Welcome Centre entrance is the newly constructed Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre. Its unique round-room gathering space signifies an important and visible presence of Indigenous peoples at the University. Other elements of the modernization include a new Executive Learning Centre, a University Club, renovations to 60 classrooms and laboratories, a completely updated marché in the dining hall and a revitalized Alphonse Raymond Building in which curtain wall glazing replaced existing concrete walls to create a light-filled, animated space for student gathering. In all, the modernization program encompasses 23,000 square meters (approx. 250,000 sq ft) of classroom, research, study and public space.

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Client: Laurentian University
Completion: September 2017


THE TEAM

gmccluskie@dsai.ca
sbrowne@dsai.ca
jfeatherstone@dsai.ca
elucassen@dsai.ca
mtsui@dsai.ca
Emily Baxter
Adriana Chang
Joshua Cohen
Stephanie Huss
Catherine Lin
Giuseppe Mandarino
Maya Orzechowska
Tara Plett
Andreea Scarlat
gmccluskie@dsai.ca
jfeatherstone@dsai.ca
mtsui@dsai.ca
Adriana Chang
Stephanie Huss
Giuseppe Mandarino
Tara Plett
sbrowne@dsai.ca
elucassen@dsai.ca
Emily Baxter
Joshua Cohen
Catherine Lin
Maya Orzechowska
Andreea Scarlat