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Sue Mark, Drew Dilkens, Alan Wildeman, Craig Goodman, Douglas KnealeExecutive director facility services Susan Mark, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, architect Craig Goodman and provost Douglas Kneale accept congratulations from Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens (second from left) on recognition from the city heritage committee.

City recognizes University’s commitment to architectural heritage

UWindsor officials received the 2016 Built Heritage Award during a meeting Tuesday of Windsor city council.

The award, conferred by the Planning, Heritage and Economic Development Standing Committee, honours the transformation of buildings at 167 and 181 Ferry Street to house the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

It particular, it acknowledges the efforts of the University and CS&P Architects to retain the historic facades of the former Windsor Star newspaper building.

City council also heard that the building, which opened for classes in the fall of 2015, is the first completed project of the University’s downtown campus to bring more people to the city’s core for work, study, entertainment and living.