Plans for Sudbury's new school of architecture are starting to take shape.

The school's director updated city councillors at Tuesday night's meeting.

Terry Galvin said the plan involves adding two new buildings to the Market Square site over the next few years, but he said the goal is to keep the space open to the public.

"If you come along Cedar, and want to come up through the building and come into the courtyard, or walk through here, you'll be seeing the activities of the school and that's really the central idea," Galvin said.

"We'll be visible, you'll see students working and it's not like we're introverted."

Laurentian University is set to hold its first architecture classes at the downtown Sudbury campus in September of 2013.