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Architect Gilles Saucier was recently given a great compliment. An individual working in a building he designed told him how much he now enjoys going to work.

University administrators seem to know all too well the rejuvenating powers that a good space can offer its dwellers and seem to have harnessed that power for their recruitment and fundraising strategies. They’ve also been getting architects to help tame sprawling campuses or make traditional downtown campuses more green.

There’s a building boom taking place on Canadian campuses and the new buildings have helped lure academic rock stars, while maquettes are now built a bit...

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