Grand River Employment & Training

Ohsweken, ON

40,100 sq ft.
$5.2 M
Two Row Architect 

Different sectors have been brought together under one roof in this innovative, multi-purpose community facility designed as a one-stop resource for adult training and skills development. Accommodated sectors include:


  • Educational

  • Industrial

  • Retail

  • Office Function

  • Service Delivery


The design provides for a unique environment because mainstream zoning conventions typically prohibit this mix of occupancies.The over-riding design concept is based upon a group of converging longhouses. Through this vehicle, homage is paid to a traditional longhouse village where all types of activities would have co-existed. These barrel-vaulted steel structures and linkages has become a focal point for community gathering and social functions.