Dynamic Earth

Institutional & Cultural

This project involves the metamorphosis of the Big Nickel Mine tourist attraction into the premier geology and mining attraction. Through multimedia shows and interactive exhibits including a 70-foot chasm, Dynamic Earth tells the story of our living, changing planet and Sudbury’s rich mining heritage.

YBA provided full architectural services for Phase One, Two and Three of Dynamic Earth. The $4.2 million Phase 2 expansion included the addition of a new 130-seat digital theatre, program and workshop space, exhibit changes, expanded lobby spaces, and exterior developments such as landscaping and trail system improvements.

Project Team
Rick Yallowega – Principal Architect, Project Architect
William Boudreau – Lead Technical Staff
Ted Matheson – Design and Visualization
Robert André – Technical Staff
Marcel Martin – Costing & Construction Administrator
Denis Comtois – Lead Interior Design

Project Facts

  • Location: Sudbury, ON
  • Completion: 2007
  • Building Area: 22 500 sq. ft.
  • Industry: Institutional & Cultural