K-12 Education Projects

Long Range Facilities Plan, 2018 Update, Sooke School District - 2018

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We prepared an update of the long range facilities plan for the rapidly growing school district. We estimated that enrolment would increase by 37% over the next decade to just under 14,000 students. Our plan called for seven new schools as well as the expansion of several existing schools to accommodate the anticipated growth. Completed in 2018. 

Long Range Facilities Plan, 2017 Update, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2017

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We prepared an update to the long range facilities plan for this stable and growing community. Anticipated increased  enrolment will create overcrowding in a few schools and deteriorating building conditions in several schools require upgrading or replacement. Our plan called for a new elementary school in an emerging neighbourhood, several replacement schools and a few expansions. Completed in 2017.

Capacities for Argyle and Handsworth Secondary Schools, North Vancouver, BC - 2016

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We prepared enrolment forecasts and studied adjacent schools to determine the optimum capacity for Argyle and Handsworth Secondary Schools. Completed in 2016.

Long Range Facilities Plan, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2016

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We prepared an implementation plan for the major capital projects associated with the most recent School District Facilities Plan. We identified priorities, developed a preliminary implementation schedule and high level cost estimates. We also updated the long range facilities plan, including enrolment forecasts, utilization studies and strategic planning. Completed in 2016.

Facilities Plan, 2015 Update, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2015

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We prepared a comprehensive update of the School District Facilities Plan for a growing part of Greater Vancouver. We found that new and expanded facilities are required in the parts of the district that are growing, while schools in some areas will remain underutilized. In addition, in pursuit of the key objective to improve the safety and quality of school facilities, many schools require upgrading or replacement. The secondary plan we formulated proposed the immediate replacing two secondary schools and the future consolidation of two underutilized secondary schools. The elementary plan called for additions or replacements for seven schools, plus the construction of a new school in a rapidly growing urban development area. Completed in 2015.

Expert Opinion, Capital Planning for BC School Districts - 2015

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We provided a written expert opinion report and testified in court (having been qualified as an expert in facilities planning in the K-12 school system in BC) on five topics related to litigation brought by CSF (Conseil Scolaire Fancophone) regarding the provision of facilities for francophone public education. The five topics were: the planning process for school districts; planning challenges for school districts; comments on CSF Project Identification Reports; approach to determining need for CSF schools; and the relative merits of various grade configurations. Completed 2015.