École catholique Pierre-Savard Addition & Aterations 2008, Phase II

Location: 1110 Longfields Drive, Ottawa, ON



Completed: September 2009

Value: $9,264,407

Area: 55,000 sq.ft.

Due to increasing student population in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, the French Catholic School Board constructed a large two storey addition and alteration to an existing elementary school ,which posed many challenges, into a secondary school for grade 7 and 8 students.  The site was restricted with an occupied school and yard on one side, and a deep storm drainage ditch on the other.

  • The school has energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems with smart technology for lighting sensors, electronic chalkboards, etc.
  • The addition includes 8 classrooms, 5 science laboratories, computer room, special education room, orientation room with 5 offices, chapel, gymnasium, library, cafeteria and kitchen, and a large two storey atrium.
  • Classrooms were transformed into music rooms, computer room, library, locker room and administration area.
  •  Alteration to the reception area commenced after addition complete.
  • The frame is structural steel with a flat roof, and large linear skylight.
  • The exterior walls are framed in wind bearing steel studs and clad in masonry veneer.
  • Large areas of the curtainwall were included in the design, especially at the circular library and cafeteria.


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