Laurentian West Residence

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Sudbury, Ontario

Laurentian University’s West residences provided an additional 223 bed and 60 suites to the existing campus. Each suite within the residence is provided with 4 single rooms, 2 bathrooms and a common living, kitchen, and dining area.

The building is a simple rectilinear plan; related to the existing buildings. The main floor of the residence developed a student street that extends an existing internal pedestrian path from the single students’ residence westwards toward the academic centre of campus in accordance with the campus master plan. The site reinforces existing circulation and provides dramatic views to both the north and to the south.

Key Features

The pedestrian pathway acts as a street for students to travel through West Residence into the connected single student residences.

Services Rendered


  • Increase housing on the campus by 30% ie. 200 additional beds
  • Link buildings to foster academic and social interaction and comfortable and secure environments given climactic conditions
  • Linkage to campus
  • Aesthetically integrate new building with the existing campus / develop an architectural tectonic and material response that respects the existing context/ campus


  • Provision of 223 beds
  • Development of an internal street connecting student residences and campus
  • Provision of south facing public open spaces, protected from prevailing northwest winds to encourage social interaction in these spaces.
  • The play of low relief and textured masonry respects similar textural detailing of existing builds
  • Stairwells are accentuated as vertical elements

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