School District 44 (North Vancouver) Projects

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.

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.