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Sudbury Has Designs On School Of Architecture

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Sudbury Has Designs On School Of Architecture

McGuinty Government Invests In Planning, Further Study Of Proposed School

Planning for a proposed Northern Ontario School of Architecture in Sudbury continues to move forward.

Plans for the new school, include developing curriculum and opening a project office.  The proposed school would be located in downtown Sudbury and be linked to Laurentian University.

The planning stage is expected to provide full-time jobs for three staff including a Business Development Officer, a project manager and an administrative assistant.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC is investing $701,000 in the City of Greater Sudbury for further study to plan for a proposed school of architecture.
  • A 2008 feasibility study concluded that there is a significant shortage of seats in Canadian architecture schools. In addition, it outlined that construction of a new 75,000-square foot school would cost approximately $35 million.

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“A new school of architecture would provide a very important boost to Sudbury's economy, help revitalize the downtown core and attract hundreds of specialized students to our community.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury

“The establishment of a made-in-the North school of architecture would support youth and talent retention and would encourage students to integrate northern products and thinking into their designs.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

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