Posts Tagged ‘Keith Tufts’

Not so fast

Big changes may be coming to Dalhousie’s bike-friendly infrastructure, but not as fast as students might like to see them. The Dal Student Union (DSU) is moving forward with its plans to renovate the Student Union Building (SUB), but long-standing promises by the university to update cycle paths on campus are still far from coming…

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Open concept SUB causes debate

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) hosted their last public consultation on the proposed renovations of the Student Union Building (SUB) on Oct. 28. Some levied societies voiced concerns about the plans. The largest opponents of the proposed society hub designed by architect Keith Tufts were the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), the Dalhousie…

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Profile: Keith Tufts

He’s reinvented himself three times since his undergrad at Dalhousie in the mid-1980s, and now Keith Tufts is returning to school. Tufts is one of the top architects at Lydon Lynch, the Halifax-based architecture firm that won the Student Union Building (SUB) renovation contract. While Tufts will be leaving his mark on the SUB, 30…

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SUB to receive $10 million renovation

Home to the bookstore, the campus bar, faculty societies and student media, the Student Union Building (SUB) has been at the centre of student life at Dalhousie since its opening in 1969. The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is preparing to give the facility its biggest update yet—a $10 million renovation project that will radically alter…

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SUB 2.0 highlights

The proposed plan contains innumerable little changes, designed to make the heart of student life on campus a more welcoming and useful space. The Gazette spoke with Keith Tufts, the lead architect, about a few of the more substantial and noteworthy changes: Grawood: The bar will be moved into the basement. “It’d be more like a…

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