By: Northern Ontario Business staff
February 18, 2014, Northern Ontario Business
Work to start on phase two of Sudbury architecture school.
There will be work for roughly 100 local labourers and tradespeople when construction begins on phase two of the Laurentian School of Architecture building this March.
Laurentian announced Bondfield Construction of Concord has been awarded the $23.9-million contract for the project. Construction of the 55,000-square-foot building is expected to take 18 months and will begin with the preparation of the foundation at the corner of Elm and Elgin streets in downtown Sudbury.
Designed by LGA Architectural Partners, the School of Architecture will be a unique building comprising two distinct and contrasting wings. The North Wing, fronting on Elm Street, will be a steel-framed structure containing mezzanines above the second floor. The West Wing will be a two-storey glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT) wood structure, and will be the first large-scale use of CLT in a public building in Ontario. The two new wings will house classrooms and studio space, a lecture theatre, lounges and office areas, while creating an inner courtyard and a public walkway. More…