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Royal Bay Secondary School

The vision for the Royal Bay Secondary School is that of a vibrant, modern, high-tech educational centre that fosters community spirit. The school’s 12,000 square metres support 800 students from grades 9 to 12, with flexibility for future expansion, and include a 350-seat theatre, an athletic track and an artificial turf field.

Unique design features include the Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which houses Westshore Parks and Recreation programming, a large conference room, a rooftop basketball court, an outdoor science area and numerous project spaces where students can work independently. The commercial teaching kitchen run by students serves lunches and caters to the rentals in the NLC.

Royal Bay Secondary School is targeting LEED® Gold Certification, and follows the provincial Wood-First Act with the extensive use of wood in wood feature walls, soffits and millwork. Through use of efficient systems and fixtures, heat recovery and LED lighting, the building has been designed to consume 62 per cent less energy and 33 per cent less water than an equivalent new building.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.