SEXSMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

This new 22-classroom elementary school forms a graceful south-facing arc that opens toward its playground and the low-angle winter sunshine. Designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, it uses a combination of south-facing glass, thick insulation, and a geo-exchange field to operate at 40% below the national Model Energy Code. Natural ventilation is provided by a curved central atrium that opens toward prevailing winds. The landscape has been designed to produce a variety of interesting play areas for students of all ages.

CLIENT

SD 39 (Vancouver)

 

LOCATION

Vancouver, BC

 

SIZE

$16M, 16 classrooms

 

SERVICES

Architectural, Space Planning, Interior Design

PARTNERS

Richard Iredale
James Emery
Graham Coleman

 

PROJECT MANAGER, SPACE PLANNER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER
Tina Mathur

 

DESIGNER
Denis Gautier