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Argyle Secondary School

Argyle Secondary School, centrally located in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, is a two storey building for 1300 students and designed to incorporate 21st century learning. The abundant use of wood featured throughout the building, with nail laminated timber ceilings and glue-laminated columns, connects the building to the forested site which is situated near the base of Mt. Fromme. Aspiring to reach LEED Gold certification, Argyle Secondary connects occupants to nature through an abundance of exterior glazing as well as interacting with the daylit Kilmer creek. Argyle possesses the ability to adapt to multiple uses throughout the building through the use of operable walls and large overhead doors. The technology and arts community is an example of a very flexible space which also provides access to outdoor learning. Small learning communities are located throughout the building, each including learning studios, science labs, break-out rooms, and teacher-prep areas. These areas allow for collaborative learning while also having the ability to be closed off into separate learning spaces. Along with the regular school occupants, Argyle is also open to the community with year-round use of the gymnasium and turf field.

Project Stats

  • Client: School District 44
  • Location: North Vancouver, BC
  • Size: 12,815 sq.m.
  • Project Type: New Build
  • Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build