MEDIA RELEASE: Architectural Design Student Open House

print-logo April 04, 2019

Municipality of Port Hope Hosts Loyalist College Architectural Design Presentations, April 9

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Port Hope, ON

As the school year draws to a close for college and university students this month, the Municipality is welcoming back Loyalist College students in the Architectural Technology program to present their final architectural design concepts at an open house taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sculthorpe Theatre (located inside the Capitol Theatre).

“Our ongoing partnership with the College has allowed us to host similar presentations from students enrolled in Loyalist’s Architectural Technology program in the past, and we have been impressed by the creativity and thought put into their design concepts,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “This open house-style presentation gives us a chance to celebrate and promote innovative thinking in our community, while giving the students an opportunity to gain valuable presentation skills and real-world working experiences. It’s a win-win and we’re excited to welcome the students back this month.”

This year, students will present their ideas on the potential redevelopment of the former Lakeland Place building, located at 74 Queen Street. Students were tasked with envisioning a suite of building options on this property that would include new municipal offices, a farmers’ market and supplementary parking.

“We’re proud of the creativity and innovation applied by our Architectural Technology students in their renderings,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO. “They have the skills to assess a community’s needs and imagine how, through design, they can enhance the way people interact with the spaces in which they work and shop. This project opens doors for our students and we’re grateful for the opportunity to continue collaborating with the Municipality of Port Hope on this experiential learning initiative.”

Members of the public and the media are invited to the open house on April 9 to meet with the students, examine their renderings and discuss their work.

For more information, please visit porthope.ca/calendar.

Note: The concepts presented at the Open House on April 9 are not being formally considered by Council and will not be considered official designs or uses for the space at 74 Queen Street.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. When it comes to Ontario college graduates getting jobs, Loyalist is the top College in the province, according to KPI results, released November 2018. Of 2016-17 Loyalist graduates, 90.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.