Carson Graham Secondary School Unveiled
Carson Graham Secondary School’s official grand opening and dedication, on October 12, 2012, was attended by the Education Minister Don McRae and North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto as well as students, staff, parents, school district officials and local dignitaries.
The $38 million replacement school, designed by Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects, is being heralded as one of the most technically advanced in the province, offering a robotics and pre-engineering lab, computer animation design facilities, a full professional teaching kitchen, computer labs and high-tech audiovisual and data systems for classrooms.
The school targets LEED Gold certification by incorporating features such as high-performance roof, wall and window assemblies, a displacement ventilation system, energy-efficient lighting clerestories and windows. A drastically reduced footprint, compared to the old school, increases energy efficiencies and natural light permeates into the lowest spaces through the three-storey atrium.
Read about the opening of the new school in this Vancouver Sun article. The school was also featured in Award Magazine’s August 2012 issue and in the North Shore News with images and an article.