DON ROSS SECONDARY SCHOOL


Brackendale, BC

An expansion of the existing 200-student junior secondary school to 600-student, 8-12 full Secondary status.

The major challenge on this project was to double the size of the existing school.  This was compounded by a potentially significant local debris hazard that had curtailed all other building activity in the immediate area.  The solution involved wrapping the uphill side of the existing building with sections of new reinforced concrete construction that will withstand the estimated debris flow.  Placing only high-spaced areas, such as the gym, drama and music rooms on the uphill side of the school allowed the use of clerestory windows to allow natural light.