Location

Edmonton, AB

Client

Edmonton Catholic Schools

Size

6,969 m2

Value

$18.9 million

Completion

August 2017

In 2014, Edmonton Catholic Schools announced a new kindergarten to Grade 9 school would be built in southeast Edmonton to serve the Walker neighbourhood (located in the Ellerslie and Summerside area). This school has a planned occupancy of 750 students with room to add up to ten modular units in addition to the core facility.
The new building has 31 classrooms including science labs and Career and Technology Studies (CTS) workrooms, two gymnasiums, a servery kitchen and a two-storey learning commons to unify the three school divisions in an interactive, multipurpose program area. The school’s two-storey design helps maximize the efficiency of the building, maximize outdoor activity space and allow appropriate separation of grade structure based on division.
High-quality finishes around the school include cork floor tile in the music rooms, wood grain metal ceiling clouds throughout the building, full-height glazing walls in both gymnasiums for spectator viewing from both the main and the second floor, as well as polished concrete throughout the school for added durability and lower maintenance costs.
Corpus Christi Catholic School successfully achieved LEED® Silver Certification. The use of natural lighting throughout the building, a well-designed heating and cooling system and low flow fixtures were all contributing factors. Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design New Construction (LEED-NC) Silver-rating-certified buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption and drive innovation through better air ventilation, more natural daylight and several other innovative techniques.

Delivery Method

Stipulated Price

Architect

BR2 Architecture

Mechanical

Hemisphere Engineering Inc

Electrical

Hemisphere Engineering Inc

Structural

Protostatix Engineering