Calgary Board of Education
Prairie Sky School is a brand new two-storey K-9 school located in Calgary, Alberta. This modern K-9 educational facility spans 7,592m² and accommodates up to 900 students. The school offers a multitude of innovative learning spaces, including specialized classrooms, open-concept areas, and two gymnasiums. The hub of the school is a bustling central learning commons just off the school’s main entry alongside the drama room and band room.
Our commitment to sustainable construction practices were integral to this project. We successfully diverted over 75% of waste away from landfills during the construction process. Furthermore, the school was designed and built with LEED® Silver certification in mind, meeting rigorous standards for sustainable site development, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, and transportation requirements, aligning with the high-performing benchmarks set by LEED® sustainability builds.
Numerous shared spaces have been designed to enhance the educational experience for students. Flexible labs, breakout rooms and collaboration areas foster a dynamic learning environment. Additionally, the STEAM wing of the school has dedicated spaces to subjects such as science, construction, art, computer labs, culinary arts, fashion design and maker spaces.
Some unique attributes of this project include wayfinding on floors and maps on stairwells, skyfolding doors, and molok bins for cleaner and safer waste management. We also installed 42 fan coil closets throughout the school instead of having them in the ceiling space to make for quieter classrooms and to provide easier access to the fans for maintenance. A large 3-panel aluminum door in the gym is also a key unique feature that allows quicker access to the gym for school assemblies.
The Hidi Group
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