A case study of Laurentian University’s campus renewal is featured in the current issue of Planning for Higher Education Journal, a publication of the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP).
Written by Diamond Schmitt principals Sydney Browne and Gary McCluskie, the article delves into the decision-making process for a major architectural intervention at Laurentian’s campus in Sudbury, Ontario. The architects present the design solutions for modernizing out-dated, mid-century facilities, improving connectivity between buildings, and providing students with contemporary learning and socializing environments. The themes of this renewal address issues confronting campuses across North America.
“We hope this case study will inform institutions and contribute to solutions that address the elephant sitting squarely in the middle of the campus quad that won’t budge until prodded by innovative design thinking aided by intensive collaboration,” the authors write.
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