Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



The Laureate Academy

Address:100 Villa Maria Place
Constructed:c. 1960s

More Information

The Laureate Academy is a small private school dedicated to giving extra care and learning opportunities to students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:St. Norbert
  • This is a spectacular 10.5 acre site on a bend in the Red River, built by the Catholic Church as a retreat house and temporary residence
  • It was a series of interconnected suites, rather like a motel, presumably now all joined
  • The campus has a low centre wing with a generous roof overhang and a larger node in the middle; there may be other buildings on the site