Pre-K to 12 Education

Gibsons Elementary


Project Stats

Type: New Build
Client: School District No. 46, Sunshine Coast
Location: Gibsons, BC
Size: 4,300 m2
Project Delivery: Design-Build

This state-of-the-art, 21st Century Learning Environment is an effective and functional design laid out over two-storeys. Extending in two directions from the Main Entrance Foyer is the "Main Street," which, in conjunction with the foyer will form the "social heart" of the school, and is designed to facilitate informal gatherings and display. Classrooms are grouped in a wing that can be secured from the rest of the school, thus allowing gym, multi-purpose rooms and NLC spaces to function after hours without compromising security. Breakout alcoves on both floors lend themselves to table and chair configurations suitable for "watering hole" collaborations and can be supervised through large interior windows shared with the adjacent classrooms. In combination with the large second floor collaboration area next to the library, these informal learning spaces will enable the application of 21st Century Learning principles for the life of the school.

Photographer:Ed White Photographic

Project Highlights

• Design-Build project with Bouygues Construction
• Neighbourhood of Learning Centre (NLC)
• LEED Gold certification targeted
• Wood First project

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