School District No. 44
North Vancouver, BC
4,184 sm (45,035 sf)
LEED Canada Gold ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤNew Construction and Major Renovations 1.0
This significant 1914 heritage school was renewed by seismically upgrading the existing structure and facade and replacing the interior partitioning, mechanical and electrical systems. It accommodates 350 students; 60 kindergarten students and a 15% area increase for an NLC component. This additional area enables the school to accommodate a childcare/after school care centre and an enlarged gymnasium.
The new design reorganizes the layout within the school to better accommodate current and future educational requirements. Proper distribution and efficient use of natural lighting improve the overall quality of the learning environment.
The work also restores the heritage facades and windows to their original condition. Removal of a non-heritage addition allowed for the construction of a new wing that houses the library, administration and gymnasium. The new three-storey entrance atrium provides clear way-finding and accommodates many legacy elements collected during 100 years of school history.
The school was awarded the City of North Vancouver Heritage Award, the 2014 Heritage BC Award, and achieved LEED Gold Certification.
View of the South facing façade at Queen Mary Elementary School.
Main entrance to Queen Mary Elementary School.
Northeast view of Queen Mary Elementary School.
Northwest view of Queen Mary Elementary School.
Interior view of the hallway.
A indigenous art piece showcased in the atrium.
The three storey atrium provides a clear way-finding and accommodates many legacy elements over the 100 years of school history.
The enlarged gymnasium provides daylighting and ample natural light, while also adding a vibrancy through the coloured glass.
Southwest elevation of Queen Mary Elementary School.
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