Growing up in a single parent home can be challenging, but that hasn’t stopped Celina Rios-Nadeau from pursuing her dream of becoming an architect.
“I love design and how it really inspires people,” Rios-Nadeau said. “Through my adolescence, it was a challenge growing up with my mom and two brothers, but since I’ve been in University, I’m starting to develop my own sense of what I want and what inspires me.”
While Canada has been his home since he was nine years old, Konstantin Manukyan is a long way from his birthplace of St. Petersburg, Russia. The incredible buildings that surrounded him in those early days sparked a deep passion for architecture; however, pursuing this interest may not have been possible in his home country.
“It would have been a different experience,” he said. “The education system is very different. It’s shorter and you have to go into the military for a couple of months. I just don’t see myself studying architecture if I was still there.”
“We support innovative ideas that will improve the world. Creative minds at the McEwen School of Architecture will reimagine ways to connect communities through bold and ambitious design.” – Rob & Cheryl McEwen
Rob and Cheryl McEwen invest $10 Million in Laurentian University’s School of Architecture
Sudbury, ON (June 29, 2016) A blue and gold banner bearing the McEwen name was unfurled outside the School in downtown Sudbury today, as the McEwens announced a $10 million gift. Four million dollars will be used to complete the School’s $45 million state-of-the-art facility. The remaining $6 million will enhance the student experience and maximize their capacity to become agents of change for architecture globally. Read More
The McEwen School of Architecture delivers design studios in French and English, and works with Elders and guests who are First Nations and Métis. As a result, students are immersed in a range of cultural perspectives, striving for inclusion in design.
Inspired by nature to fuel a northern spirit; the McEwen School of Architecture’s mission is to educate professionals who will contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of Northern Ontario, Canada and the broader global community.
As the School’s fourth cohort of students is welcomed in September of 2016, this class marks the full complement of the 4-year undergraduate program. The first graduating class of the McEwen School of Architecture will celebrate their accomplishments in the spring of 2017. The School’s full complement of 400 students is expected as Laurentian’s Master’s of Architecture program is set to launch in the Fall of 2017.