SUDBURY, ON - The Sudbury Design Society's teamed up with local businesses once again for the third annual Studio Tours. The event allows participants to visit serval architecture and design firms in Downtown Sudbury, and gain an insight into the day to day operations in the profession. This initiative helps to highlight to local opportunities in design and architecture that students often don’t consider, and the chance to discover more about what design and architecture can offer here in Sudbury.
The Sudbury Design Sudbury - or SDS - works to raise the value and visibility of design in Greater Sudbury, and their initiatives provide opportunities not only for members of the design community, but for everyone with an interest in the Sudbury design industry.
“The SDS is working to facilitate an experience that can highlight local firms doing amazing work, and also to give students the chance to meet an interact with individuals working in the field.” Said SDS President Meggan Michuad.
For the second year the event included both Design and Architecture firms in an effort to bring together different creative professions. This year’s participating firms were 50 Carleton and Associates, Castellan James + Partners Architects, Design de Plume, Fuel Multimedia, Laurentian Architecture Laurentienne - LAL, Perry+Perry Architects, Studio123 , and the Cambrian College Open Studio.
"It was wonderful to have so many engaged and curious participants this year, and so many of them first year students just getting started." Said Chrisanne Daniel, designer at 50 Carleton and Associates. "It's a great initiative, and it's wonderful to see more and more people come every year."
The SDS is continually looking to expand it's membership, and include not just designers, but anyone with an interest or appreciation for design. Events like the Studio Tours give the community a chance to learn more, and gain a deeper understanding of the role design plays in Sudbury.