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Elsie Roy Elementary School

Client

Vancouver School District

Location

Vancouver, BC

Completion

2004 Original ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ2011 Addition

Size

2,695 sm (29,010 sf)ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ470 sm (5,060 sf)

The K-7 elementary school is located adjacent to David Lam Park in one of Vancouver’s densest neighbourhoods.  Overlooking False Creek, the 300E + 80K school is attached to the Dorothy Lam Children’s Centre.  The integration allows joint use of several of the school facilities.

To Accommodate an increase in enrolment, DA designed a two-storey addition onto the school.  Adhering to the VSB’s initiative for 21st Century Learning, the addition is planned as two Learning Communities, a 2-class Kindergarten on the ground floor and a two-division cluster on the second floor.

The architectural design references the industrial heritage of the Roundhouse Precinct.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

A stroll by Elsie Roy Elementary School, along the sea wall.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

Main entrance into Elsie Roy Elementary School. The entrance is marked by a wood and brick trellis, establishing the building as an supportive space for students growth and development.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

View of Elsie Roy Elementary School, at the corner of Drake Street and Roundhouse Mews.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

View of Elsie Roy Elementary School from False Creek.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

Generous glazing invite students to the outdoors while the adding vibrancy to the students learning enviornment.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

Northern clerestories allow natural light to penetrate into the double height hallway.

Elsie Roy Elementary School

Aerial view of Elsie Roy Elementary School as it is accompies False Creek.