Vancouver School District
3,215 sm (34,605 sf)
Vancouver College is a K-12 Catholic boy’s school established in 1922 in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver. This major campus expansion accommodates state of the art science classrooms, a super lab, and a 224-seat theatre. A second gymnasium, a weight room, and an aerobic equipment room have also been included.
DA created an architectural expression that reflects a renewed school image, yet sympathetic to the existing school architecture. The new gymnasium was placed between the existing gymnasium and the existing grandstand to provide an interconnected twinned facility suitable for tournaments. The handsome brick Holler Family Science Centre faces Hudson Street. It has a timeless quality which blends in with the other buildings on the campus.
View of the South elevation of Vancouver College Campus Enhancement from O'Hagan Field. The expansion seamlessly integrated into the campus.
View of Vancouver College Campus Enhancement from the track
Close up of the South elevation. The red metal paneling creating a dialogue between the historical red brick.
Pathway to the 223 seat theatre at the Vancouver College Campus.
Interior view of the 223 audience seating available in the theatre. Wood paneling creates a warm and inviting environment for the audience.
State of the art science classrooms provide a space designed for learning.
The addition of the second gymnasium is placed between the existing gymnasium and existing grandstands to create a interconnected facility for suitable for tournaments.
View of the newly designed weight room for students.