St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School
North Vancouver, BC
The original school building from 1959 needed to be replaced, while integrating an existing science wing constructed in 1988 and heritage building into the facility planning. Budget restraints were a major consideration given that the main source of funding was dependent on contributing parishes. This was a two-phased building program that posed challenges due to steep grades and seismic considerations for the retained building. A well-considered program, design, and construction strategy were imperative to enable a functional campus during construction.
/ Vertical School – 4 story concrete structure
/ District heating system
/ Full services CCDC2, Design Bid Build contract
/ 7,525 m2
/ Project value $22M
/ Completion September 2019
Interior Design by SSDG Interiors Inc.
Photography: Kim Muise
Upper Left Photography: Ema Peter