Quesnel, British Columbia
School District No. 28 (Quesnel)
The Quesnel Junior School is a two-storey, 6,331m² modern junior high school located in Quesnel, British Columbia. The school has the presence of wood throughout the interior and exterior of the school, creating a warm and inviting environment. The aluminum cladding establishes a modern yet familiar look.
The learning environment includes modern classrooms, learning studios, science labs, a learning stair, a large gym with a 20-foot video screen, soccer and baseball fields, and a smudge room. Overhead garage doors and operable walls between the studios enhance collaborative learning opportunities.
The school includes a broad range of creative elective spaces for the students to learn hands-on skills, including spaces like a woodshop, stagecraft studio, drama theatre, two concrete amphitheatres, robotics lab, home economics, and music room.
The school is designed with sustainability in mind, with insulated 14-inch walls to provide energy efficiency. The school also features a 100kW PV solar panel array, alongside various heat pumps and energy-efficient equipment to minimize energy consumption.
The facility also incorporates a new neighbourhood learning centre that will provide child care and other local community programming.
Outside, the school’s landscaping incorporates local plants from the Quesnel region, creating a beautiful and thoughtful outdoor learning space.
Station One Architects
Rocky Point Engineering Ltd.
Jarvis Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Bush Bohlam & Partners LLP