Pre-K to 12 Education

Westview Elementary

Leed® Gold Certified

Project Stats

Type: New Build
Client: School District #47, Powell River
Location: Powell River, BC
Size: 4,329 m2
Project Delivery: Design-Build

This state-of-the-art elementary school is an attractive and functional expression of Ministry planning principles, Neighbourhood Learning Centre components, educational program and aspirations, sustainability and KMBR's design philosophy. This high performance, LEED® Gold Certified, 21st Century learning environment features generous glazing and natural daylighting to over 90% of spaces, early learning program space, multi-purpose spaces, and a secondary school sized gymnasium. The student commons is a light filled, radial atrium, which forms the social heart of the school and fosters a variety of social and collaborative activities.

Photographer:Ed White Photographic

Project Highlights

12 Grades 1 – 7 Classrooms
2 KG Classrooms w/ washrooms & radiant floor heating
2 Play-based rooms for use by Early Learning programs, w/ kitchen, washrooms & radiant floor heating
Multi-purpose room for Music and Choral, w/ high ceilings, enhanced acoustics & covered patio access
Multi-purpose room w/ high ceilings, kiln room, fully equipped community kitchen & access to covered patio
Secondary school sized Gym w/ divider curtain, retractable stage & bleachers, change rooms w/ showers & enhanced acoustics
Flexible and Adaptable Learning Commons
All ground level classrooms exit directly outside
Outdoor teaching space directly off Learning commons & Resource Room
Student Commons area w/ podium and 2 overhead doors leading out courtyard that provide natural light
Community Office space off of Commons
Brand new playgrounds for students in Grades 1-7; seperate playground for KG students
Community walking path (.7 km) w/ 4 exercise stations
Covered bike rack area
Full-sized playing field
Outdoor ball hockey/basketball court w/ smooth playing surface

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