Pre-K to 12 Education

Yarrow Community School

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Project Stats

Type: New Build
Client: School District No. 33, Chilliwack
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Size: 4,473 m2
Project Delivery: Design-Build

The client's primary objective was to replace Yarrow Elementary School. The result was a design-build competition of which KMBR was the winning proponent. The new elementary school is a Wood First project featuring space to accommodate programs approved under the Neighbourhoods of Learning initiative, incorporates elements that will establish it as a community school and provides spaces for 275 grades 1-7 + 200 kingergarten students.

Photographer:Ed White Photographic

Project Highlights

• Design-Build project with Yellowridge Construction

Use of Wood: The use of wood is emphasized throughout with each application carefully considered so as to achieve maximum aesthetic enhancement without compromising building longevity. Applications include roof overhangs/soffits and entrance canopies, structural elements of glue-laminated timbers, and wall accents in selected areas. The design ensures that all instances of wood are sheltered from the direct effects of the elements and will be treated with U/V resistant clear sealers to protect yet express the wood's natural beauty.

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