Education


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Belmont Secondary School

  • Owner: School District #62 (Sooke)
  • Architect: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • General Contractor: Yellowridge Construction
  • LEED Consultant: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $53.9 Million
  • Status: Under construction.
Belmont Secondary is designed for 1200 students and features a neighborhood learnign centre, a theatre with seating for 300 and a large gymnasium which can be split into two full-sized playing courts.


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Norma Rose Pointe School

  • Owner: School District #39 (Vancouver)
  • Architect: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • General Contractor: DGS Construction
  • LEED Consultant: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $39 Million
  • Status: Under construction. Occupancy September 2014
This new school is being constructed on the old University Hills Secondary school site on Acadia Road in Vancouver’s Dunbar neighborhood . It will have capacity for 60 full-day kindergarten spaces, 650 Grade 1 – 7 student spaces and 150 Grade 8 student spaces. The building will also provide additional space for Neighborhood Learning Centre and Early Learning initiatives.


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University Hill Secondary School

  • Owner: School District #39 (Vancouver)
  • Architect: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • General Contractor: PCL Construction
  • LEED Consultant: Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $38 Million
  • Status: Completed September 2013
The new University Hill Secondary School was officially opened in February 2013 to much anticipation. It is part of the new family of UBC University Hill schools, offering a continuum of education from early kindergarten to grade 12, with access to post-secondary enrichment studies. Grades 9-12 were relocated from the old UHill site to the former UBC National Research Council building, which, by renovation and expansion, has been transformed into the new 1,000 student capacity school. The primary focus of the Vancouver School Board for the design of this school was to incorporate 21st Century Learning concepts. The School is targeting LEED Gold certification and includes state of the art lighting, controls, audio-visual and communication systems.


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Alberni District Secondary School

  • Owner: School District #70 (Alberni)
  • Architect: Atelier Pacific Architecture & Meiklejohn Architects Inc.
  • General Contractor: Yellowridge Construction
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  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $58 Million
  • Status: Completed September 2012
This $58 million, state of the art, 1200 student capacity education facility was completd in September of 2012. The school is 14,786m and includes a 500 seat performance theatre, two gymnasiums, atrium multi-purpose space, full industrial shops, fine arts and academic learning spaces. The electrical lighting design is 46.5% below the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-1999 used for LEED energy efficiency credits.


James Park Elementary

  • Owner: School District #43 (Coquitlam)
  • Architect: Grant + Sinclair Architects
  • General Contractor: Olivit Construction Ltd.
  • LEED Consultant: Grant + Sinclair Architects
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $14.4 million
  • Status: Completed November 2012
This new school features an open-concept library, gymnasium and classrooms. James Park Elementary has capacity for 310 K - 5 students and is built to LEED Gold standards. The school also supports the B.C. Wood First Initiative by having a wood roof, wood panelling in the hallways and wood trim throughout the school. A feature of the new construction is the added space for pre-kindergarten, a Neighbourhood Learning Centre and a Strong Start Centre, which will deliver a variety of community-based services.


Sunnyside Elementary

  • Owner: School District #36 (Surrey)
  • Architect: Grant + Sinclair Architects
  • General Contractor: Bouygues Construction
  • Value: $12.8 million
  • Status: Completed September 2013
This 54,000 ft school has capacity for 450 K - 7 students and is built to LEED Gold standards. The 12.8 million dollar design features exposed BC wood beams, bright colours, large windows to bring daylight into the centre of the building, and a large open concept gymnasium which is the focal point of the school. Another additional benefit of the new construction is a Neighbourhood Learning Centre that will facilitate a Montessori program and day care for before and after school care.


Lynn Fripps Elementary

  • Owner: School District #35 (Langley)
  • Architect: Craven Huston Powers Architects
  • General Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders
  • LEED Consultant: Kane Consulting
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $15 million
  • Status: Completed September 2012
This 15 million dollar school has capacity for 510 K - 7 students and is built to LEED Gold standards. It uses BC wood throughout, features large windows to maximize daylight use in the building, and displays a large gymnasium. Local residents will also benefit from the community programs offered at the on-site Neighbourhood Learning Centre.


Panorama Secondary Addition

  • Owner: School District #36 (Surrey)
  • Architect: Grant + Sinclair Architects
  • General Contractor: Preview Builders International
  • Value: $8.4 million
  • Status: Under Construction
The original school was built in 2000 but requires an addition for the ever growing City of Surrey. The 8.4 million dollar addition accommodates another 300 students bringing the occupancy up to 1400 students and provides a solution to the growing masses of portable classrooms. The open concept design includes energy efficient lighting and heat reflecting roof materials to add to the already environmentally ideal design.


Fraser Heights Secondary Addition

  • Owner: School District #36 (Surrey)
  • Architect: Grant + Sinclair Architects
  • General Contractor: Envoy Construction
  • Value: $7 million
  • Status: Under Construction
The original school was built in 1999 but already requires an addition for the ever growing City of Surrey. The 7 million dollar addition accommodates another 200 students bringing the occupancy up to 1300 students and provides a solution to the growing masses of portable classrooms. This two storey concrete construction building includes energy efficient lighting and heat reflecting roof materials to add to the already environmentally ideal design.


Richard Bulpitt Elementary

  • Owner: School District #35 (Langley)
  • Architect: Craven Huston Powers Architects
  • General Contractor: DGS Construction
  • LEED Consultant: Kane Consulting
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $10.5 million
  • Status: Completed September 2013
This new 10.5 million dollar school has capacity for 510 K - 5 students and is built to LEED Gold standards. Local residents will also benefit from the community programs offered at the on-site Neighbourhood Learning Centre.


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Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

  • Owner: UBC Properties Trust
  • Architect: Stantec
  • General Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders
  • LEED Consultant: Stantec
  • Sustainability: LEED Gold
  • Value: $69.8 million
  • Status: Completed December 2013
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is a new 13,860m facility located along wesbrook mall near UBC Hospital. It includes outpatient clinical areas, research labs, a lecture theatre, teaching & research labs, and academic offices. The project has a LEED target of Gold and opened in early 2014.


T.E. Scott Elementary School

  • Owner: School District #36
  • Architect: Craven Huston Powers Architects
  • General Contractor: Titan Construction Ltd.
  • Value: $6.0 million
  • Status: Completed September 2013
This $6 million two-storey addition to the existing school building features four regular Teaching Classrooms, four Kindergarten Classrooms, two Special Education Rooms, as well as additional washrooms and storage areas adding space for an extra 180 students. The new addition is connected to the original building through the use of an angled corridor, where a central atrium with elevated windows brings natural light into the new classrooms, as well as the existing ones. The original school and gymnasium were seismically upgraded along with new flooring, paint and trim. To increase student accessibility to technology, projector systems and interactive Apple TV was installed in each of the new classrooms.


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