Laurentian opens news architecture school

September 3, 2013

The Laurentian University School of Architecture officially opens today, marking the first architecture school to open in Canada in 40 years, and only the second located outside of a large metropolitan area. 70 students have been accepted to the first class, and not without certain degree of risk, as the school is not yet accredited. Because of the certification process required by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, it could be several years before the school gains accreditation. However, students expressed excitement at helping to shape the future of the school. Phase 1 of the building project wraps up this week, with Phase 2 expected to be complete by 2015. The current price tag on the new and renovated buildings is $42.6 million. CBC (1) | CBC (2)