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Architecture school now has summer camps for teens

McEwen School of Architecture holding sessions this summer
The McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury

Budding young architects can explore the world of design this summer with two summer camps in Sudbury.

This July, the McEwen School of Architecture is opening up its campus to students over the age of 16 who are entering Grades 11 and 12 in September.

An English session will be held July 17-21, and a French session will follow July 24-28.

Dubbed “Archi·North,” the camps will provide participants with introductory experience in drafting and drawing, architectural design, physical model making, and digital software. The camp will also promote the use of sustainable materials and technologies in design.

“Each week-long session will consist of a broad introduction into the architectural process and design thinking in an academic and design-oriented environment, and will end with an exhibition of the week’s work for viewing by family and the community,” the school noted.

Classes will be taught by faculty and recent graduates.

More information on Archi·North is available by visiting the website or emailing

When it opened in 2013, the McEwen School of Architecture was the first new architecture school to be launched in Canada in 45 years.

It has a tricultural mandate — Indigenous, English, French — with a focus on building design, techniques and materials that are significant to Northern Ontario.