Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, home to the Faculty of Management, opened in the fall of 2005. Modern, environmentally-designed, this building features many great amenities from state-of-the-art teaching facilities to the five-story atrium of natural light.
MBA(FS) Graduates of 1999 – 2004 will remember, with fondness, another building that housed the Faculty of Management. As students, we received our course packages from the address, 6152 Coburg Road. While the building no longer stands, memories are ever fresh, especially when I happened to look back on photos of my Capstone Intensive 2003 and found photos of Dalhousie’s original Management Building.
What many may not know – and I only found out when I was looking back into the Dalhousie Archives – was the connection to Victoria School of Art and Design, which was founded by Anna Leonowens of Anna and the King of Siam fame.
There are many stories held within the walls of Dalhousie Buildings.
Rebecca Budd (Class of 2003)
Address: 6152 Coburg Rd.
Start Date: Completion Date: pre-1957 Architect: C. A. E. Fowler & Company (addition) Renovation Date(s):1967
According to Dalhousie Archives Digital Collections, Dalhousie’s original Management Building was acquired by the university in 1977. It originated as a church, and in 1957 was converted to house the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). NSCAD added a six-storey addition on the west side of the original church in 1967.
NSCAD was founded in 1887 as the Victoria School of Art and Design, in an effort spearheaded by Briton Anna Leonowens. It has enjoyed a growing size and reputation as one of the premiere schools of visual culture in North America.
In 1977, NSCAD moved to its present downtown location, and Dalhousie acquired its building from the Province. The acquisition was part of an exchange in which Dalhousie got the NSCAD building and Chase Building (until then the Public Archives of Nova Scotia) in exchange for the new Archives site at the corner of Robie Street and University Avenue, and the Paradise Lands on College Street