K-12 Education Projects

Capacity for Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver - 2014

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We established the appropriate capacity for an urban secondary school based on anticipated future enrolment and the status of adjacent secondary schools. Our work became part of a Project Definition Report for the proposed replacement or redevelopment of the school. We concluded that the school be built with an initial capacity for 1,300 students. In addition, we recommended that the design of the school show how the facility could be easily expanded by up to 200 additional spaces, and that the strategy for allowing future expansion could include building the core functions for a 1,500-space school. Completed in 2014.

Summary of Yield Rates, North Vancouver - 2014

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We prepared a report that discussed the factors to consider when estimating the number of students who will live in new housing. Completed 2014.

Enrolment Forecasts, New Westminster School District - 2014

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We prepared enrolment forecasts for all schools in the urban school district. We also prepared a capacity report for a proposed replacement for the New Westminster Secondary School. Finally, we prepared a capacity report for a replacement for McBride Elementary School. Completed in 2014.

Facilities Plan Update, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2013

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We prepared an update to a long-term comprehensive district-wide facilities plan for the North Vancouver School District we completed in 2007. Our revised enrolment forecasts were based on changes to the Official Community Plans for both the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. These changes as well as demographic changes resulted in anticipated modest enrolment growth in the medium term. In addition, our revised plan incorporated recent school closures as well as the implementation of full day kindergarten and other educational programs. Our assessment of assets referenced recent province-wide building assessments and analyses of seismic risk. We also examined the potential long-term need for unused school district property to determine the advisability of property disposal. Completed in 2013.

Area Study for Vanderhoof Schools, Vanderhoof, BC - 2013

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We were retained to conduct a study of schools in the Vanderhoof area — five elementary schools and a secondary school. The outcome of the project included a plan to optimize the utilization of school space in Vanderhoof as well as the identification of renewal or replacement priorities for all schools in the Vanderhoof area. Our work included presentation of the possible future scenarios to the Vanderhoof public. Completed in 2013.

Capacity for Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver - 2013

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We were asked to establish the appropriate capacity for a major urban secondary school based on anticipated future enrolment and the status of adjacent secondary schools. Our work became part of a Project Definition Report for the proposed replacement or redevelopment of the school. We concluded that the school be built with an initial capacity for 1,200 students. In addition, we recommended that the design of the school show how the facility could be easily expanded by up to 300 additional spaces, and that the strategy for allowing future expansion could include building the core functions for a 1,500-space school. Completed in 2013.