MERIT AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL
This school is located close to the City of Victoria’s downtown core where its prominent location has a commanding view of the City. The building was renovated and seismically upgraded to respond to today’s educational needs and technologies using current building standards. The facility was upgraded to become a designated educational facility in the neighbourhood and to attract families living in the downtown area. As a large school complex, this remodelled facility is welcomed by community and its neighbourhood. An envelope upgrade was a major component of the building’s sustainable design. All windows were replaced with low “e” double-glazed thermally broken windows. Colourful insulated panels replaced unwanted glazing making the building more energy efficient. Sustainable building material such as concrete for seismic upgrade, linoleum for new flooring, and bringing natural light in throughout the building help to create a delightful environment for learning.