School District 44 (North Vancouver) Projects

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.

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.

Project Identification, Seymour Heights Elementary School, North Vancouver - 2013

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Seymour Heights is one of three elementary schools where graduating students attend Windsor Secondary School. Once Seymour Heights is replaced or expanded, the school district intends to close one of the other schools. After estimating future enrolment and examining the other schools in the study area, we determined that Seymour Heights should have 26 classrooms. We estimated the cost and other aspects of three physical development options, and concluded that the best approach was to replace the school in its current location on the site. Completed in 2013.

Project Identification, Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC - 2011

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We assisted in the development of a Project Identification Report for the replacement of a secondary school. The focus of our work was to establish the most appropriate capacity for the school by reviewing enrolment forecasts and examining the capacities of neighbouring secondary schools. Completed in 2011.

Project Identification, Windsor Family of Elementary Schools, North Vancouver, BC - 2009

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We prepared a Project Identification Report (PIR) for two new schools to replace four existing facilities that form the Windsor family of elementary schools. Completed in 2009.

Project Identification, Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC - 2009

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We assisted in the development of a Project Identification Report for the replacement of a secondary school. The focus of our work was to establish the most appropriate capacity for the school by reviewing enrolment forecasts and examining the capacities of neighbouring secondary schools. Completed in 2009.