Post-Secondary Education Projects

Robron Centre, Campbell River, BC - 2008

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Since 2004 when it was closed as a middle school, Robron Centre has evolved as a multi-tenant centre with an education focus. With the general objective of increasing utilization, school district officials applied for the centre to be part of the School Community Connections Program. Since this program was developed to encourage partnerships between schools and local governments, the City of Campbell River became an important participant in determining the best future uses for the centre. After considering a range of possibilities, we chose the promotion of lifelong learning as the central theme for the centre. Based on an analysis of the opportunities and constraints presented by the existing building, and the needs of the existing occupants, we developed a redevelopment concept for the centre. We also developed a business case whereby increased rental revenues would pay for renovation costs. Completed in 2008.

Educational Facilities Plan, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - 2005

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We worked with a local architectural firm to develop a long-range facilities plan for all (kindergarten to college) education facilities in Yellowknife and N’dilo. Completed in 2005.

Evaluation, Heritage Lands Education Complex, Campbell River, BC - 2002

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North Island College and School District 72 built a joint facility in Campbell River. Timberline Secondary School serves approximately 1,000 students in Grades 10 to 12. The Campbell River campus of North Island College serves about 700 fulltime equivalent students in a range of vocational, technical and academic programs. We were retained to evaluate how well the two entities have worked together in the joint facility. In particular, we were asked to assess several areas of potential integration including education, support services, college recruitment, facilities utilization, maintenance, organizational culture, and governance. Completed in 2002.

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC - 2002

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ECIAD is a public post secondary institution offering programs in fine arts, media arts and design. It is accommodated in two buildings on Granville Island, a controlled development zone dominated by a public market. We examined the education plan, developed enrolment forecasts, analyzed the utilization of existing instructional space, and formulated initial long=term development options. The project was halted pending ECIAD developing better utilization data. Completed in 2002.

Aurora College, Inuvik, Northwest Territories - 1998

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We prepared a facilities program for a new Aurora Campus building in Inuvik. The facility was scheduled for implementation using a Public–Private Partnership. Completed in 1998.

Victoria Conservatory of Music, BC - 1995

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The Conservatory planned a new facility as part of the redevelopment of the historic Saint Ann’s Academy site. Planning had proceeded based on a program produced five years earlier that was too large for the budget available. Our task was to update the existing facilities program to meet the budget, and to insure that the requirements reflect current operations and the most current understanding of future needs. Completed in 1995.