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Building a University

The Architecture of UNB

by John Leroux

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The University of New Brunswick started in 1785 with a formal petition to the Crown. From its initial shared schoolhouse accommodations to the opening of its own monumental stone quarters overlooking the town of Fredericton in 1829, UNB enjoyed slow but steady growth in the early 20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Fredericton campus quadrupled in size, often using traditional red-brick Georgian designs, while the new Saint John campus pursued a more modernist direction. The meandering course of UNB's architectural development embodies the hopes, dreams, and occasional disappointments of the University in a way that deserves a long overdue appraisal.

Generously illustrated with current and archival photographs, drawings, and maps, Building a University traces the development of the two UNB campuses. From its tentative wood-frame structures to landmark buildings such as the Richard J. Currie Centre at UNB Fredericton and the University Commons building at UNBSJ, Leroux captures the personalities of UNB's builders and architects and the character and value of their built legacy.

About the Author

John Leroux is an award-winning art historian, curator, and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Art History from Concordia University. Currently the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, he has previously worked at highly respected architecture firms in Toronto, Atlanta, and Fredericton and was selected to be a team member in Canada's entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture.

Leroux's numerous art historical and curatorial projects include his documentation and interpretation of Fredericton's Centennial Building murals, the stained glass of Fredericton, the architectural landmarks of New Brunswick, and the recreation of Fred Ross's monumental war memorial mural at the University of New Brunswick. He has taught at St. Thomas University, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and the University of New Brunswick and authored more than twelve books, including Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History and 1967: New Brunswick's Centennial Building Murals.

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