UWC Pearson College
303,515 sm (3,267,000 sf)
DA Architects + Planners developed a master plan to rejuvenate the campus and buildings of this unique institution. The Pearson College Renewal Master Plan is an important resource for fundraising activities by articulating the vision, educational & functional objectives and specific improvements required to renew the forty-year-old campus.
Pearson College UWC (United World College) is a two-year pre-university school. It is located approximately 30 km southwest of Victoria on Vancouver Island in a pristine natural waterfront setting. The college is home to 200 students who come from over 100 different countries.
DA proposed a comprehensive series of objectives and initiatives improving the educational pursuits and daily life of students and faculty. Strategies for sustaining the campus in a harmonious relationship with the natural environment are also integrated into the plan. An implementation plan is included that phases these initiatives over the course of three three-year projects.
Artistic rendering of the Pearson College Renewal Master Plan.
Pearson College Renewal Master Plan Overview.
Artistic rendering of the Tech village.
Artistic rendering of the retention pond.
Artistic rendering of the Collaboratory, the centre for dialogue, enquiry and leadership.
Artistic rendering of the dining terrace.
Artistic rendering of the rooftop garden above the dining hall.
"The new master plan honours both the natural forest setting and Pearson's distinctive pedagogical approach, while remaining responsive to the evolving needs of future generations of students."