White Rock Elementary School

Client: School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Location: White Rock, BC

This replacement school was designed to accommodate kindergarten to Grade 8 students, plus a district fine arts program. The exterior of the school is traditional in its appearance, effectively using clay brick, Hardi-plank, and shingle siding in a Craftsman style palette.

The classrooms are grouped in four pods around project spaces, two per floor. All 16 classrooms face the south view of Semiahmoo Bay, with support spaces occupying the north side.

To keep costs down, residential-style wood trusses were used for the majority of floor and roof framing, timber strand and steel truss system with exposed wood framing for longer spans were used for the remainder.

The school is designed to be energy efficient and is provided with advanced communication systems.