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École Salish Secondary School

Completed in 2018, the new school supports 1,500 students from grades 8 to 12 and features 10 Learning Communities consisting of various sized learning spaces surrounding an open wet/dry project space. These agile learning spaces incorporate the latest technologies, movable walls, writable surfaces, plenty of natural light, and support core principles such as anytime-anywhere, collaborative, project, and inquiry-based learning.

Surrey Schools engaged KMBR to help to re-envision a new school from the ground up, as a place that will empower students to face the new challenges in a rapidly changing future. Re-jigging the template for school design required a fresh perspective, starting with new names for traditional spaces. Music, arts and drama become “MAD” Labs and the metal and wood shops become “TED” (Technology Engineering and Design) Labs. Learning spaces incorporate discovery labs, break-out and multi-purpose gathering spaces, and learning commons with Makerspaces.

Photographer: Ed White Photographic

Project Stats

  • Client: School District No. 36
  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Size: 13,685 sq.m.
  • Project Type: New Build
  • Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build