Fort St. James, British Columbia
Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation Council
2300 square metres of kindergarten and elementary classrooms, reuse of an existing gymnasium and development of exterior community and play spaces. Building design is based on green building principles: local wind and soil conditions support natural ventilation and a geo-exchange heat source.
$13.34 million (on budget)
Occupied September 2013.
As of May 2016 we are working on a addition to the school.
The design of a building - similar to the creation of a fish trap - emerges from the people and context that embrace it.