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Carson Graham Secondary School

  • Client
    School District No. 44 (North Vancouver)
  • Location
    North Vancouver, BC
  • Photographer
    Joshua Dool Photography


This project involved replacing over 90% of the existing Carson Graham School for School District No. 44. The building footprint was drastically reduced, thereby increasing area, energy efficiencies, and open landscape areas. The volume of the resulting three-story building was manipulated to draw in natural light to the lowest levels and heighten student interaction. The new secondary school will cater to 1,100 students.

Carson Graham achieved LEED® Gold Certification by incorporating features such as high-performance roof, wall and window assemblies, a displacement ventilation system, high-efficiency condensing boilers, energy-efficient lighting, clerestories, and windows.

A high percentage of recycled, regional materials and FSC-certified wood also contributed to the sustainable features of the new school.