Pre-K to 12 Education

Crawford Bay

Leed® Gold Design

Project Stats

Type: New Build
Client: School District No. 8, Kootenay Lake
Location: Crawford Bay, BC
Size: 2,788 m2
Project Delivery: Construction Management

The school is designed to accommodate up to 200 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and replaces the existing school, which was built in various stages beginning in 1946. The community contributed funding in order to enhance the program with a number of facilities such as a weight room, multi-purpose activity rooms, and a child care centre. The design is a response to the local culture, geography and climate. In recognition of the importance of timber in this community, the building is designed as an all-wood structure, using native, local wood species as much as possible.


  • 2010 Canadian Wood Council's BC Wood Design Award
  • 2009 Fortis BC PowerSense Conservation Excellence Award
  • 2009 SAB Canadian Green Building Awards

Project Highlights

• Small rural K-12 school
• Enhanced community facilities

LEED Performance:
Energy Intensity 368MJ/m²/year
Including both base building and process energy

Water Consumption from municipal sources 0 l/m²/year
Including both base building and process consumption

Local materials [800 km radius] by value 60%
Recycled material content 10%

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