"THE IDYLLIC CAMPUS... the care with which Thom treats the site is further demonstrated by his respect for the profile of the surrounding hills; the heights of all the buildings are kept low enough, so that your view of the hill profiles, from the pedestrian terraces on either side of the river, is unobstructed. Thom is not only a master of siting but stemming directly from this, a master of scale. The intimate and sometimes diminutive scale of his buildings and their conjunctive spaces, as much as anything else, establishes the harmony of the whole composition on the site. Anything larger, bolder or more aggressive would have disrupted a natural setting which Thom has realized is all too tender and vulnerable... Trent at this stage has everything going for it..."
Arthur Erickson, Canadian Interiors, 1969
Trent Appoints Master Planning Architect:
Ron Thom's Trent Buildings
Designer Paul Merrick
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