Hudson Bay, SK
Hudson Bay Community School
Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration, Sustainability Consulting
The new Hudson Bay Community School provides students and teachers access to a modern, safe, and state-of-the-art learning environment that encourages learning and collaboration. The school is designed to host 400 students ranging from Prekindergarten to Grade 12 and includes a 36-space childcare centre. The school features 17 classrooms, two project rooms, a student lounge, and two gymnasiums (one of which has seating for 400 people).
To meet the requirement of the school in maintaining a degree of separation between grades at times of education but having easy access to services and amenities located in the central core of the building, the design was developed to form the school with a central spine that houses core education spaces such as learning resource centre, practical and applied arts, and athletics space. From this spine, students can move to the daycare, kindergarten, younger year classrooms on the west side, middle year classrooms on the east side, and high school classrooms on the facility’s second floor.
The design of the school is unique as local supplies were used in the design, making it a source of community pride for many years to come.
The new consolidated school is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.