Type: New Construction
Completion Date: September 2017
Project Type: Design-Bid-Build
The Orchards K-9 School is part of a package of three K-9 Edmonton Public Schools showcasing an exemplary commitment to design, detail, and client architect collaboration. With a combined budget of 55 million dollars, the schools will accommodate over 900 students each. Even though layout of the schools remains fundamentally the same, based on a strict allotted floor area, each school has a distinct individual design direction. The direction is such that the schools will have little resemblance to one another from a visual standpoint.
Orchards, which is located in the southeast region of Edmonton, reflects the contemporary and often colourful architecture found in the surrounding area. The exterior is engaging and attractive to those passing with a combination of vibrant coloured panels, unique window mullions and combination of materials. The interior is a direct reflection of the vibrance shown on the exterior and is brought in through colourful carpet tiles, lighting and large-scale artwork located in the lobby.
The intent of this project was to create an engaging learning environment for students and teachers alike, while keeping the schools on time and on budget. Great care was taken to collaborate fully with our client, Edmonton Public Schools, to present the best option that reflects their vision for the future of education facilities within the City.