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Burnaby North Secondary School

The new Burnaby North Secondary School building will accommodate 1,800 students and will be approximately 15,670 m2. An additional 2,000 m2 will be constructed to provide a Neighbourhood Learning Centre for Community & Continuing Education, as well as a Childcare Centre. A 650 m2 conference centre is attached to the school theatre, allowing the two spaces to combine to accommodate larger events.

One theme in the building’s design is flexibility. Instead of wings with long, linear hallways, the school’s classrooms will be arranged in pods – nine six-classroom clusters arranged in a horseshoe shape with the center of the horseshoe designed to function as a mini student commons or breakout space.  The arrangement is designed to allow for communities of learning.

Construction on the new 1,800-student school is expected to start in spring 2020 and be complete by fall 2022.

Project Stats

  • Client: School District No. 41
  • Location: Burnaby, BC
  • Size: 18,320 sq.m.
  • Project Type: New Build
  • Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build