St. Dominic (Avalon) Catholic Elementary School

Location: 2300 Esprit Drive, Ottawa, ON

Completed:  September 17, 2015

Value:  $9.2 million

Area:  50,000 SF

This newly constructed, single storey Catholic elementary school, located at 2300 Esprit Drive in Orleans, ON,  for the Ottawa Catholic School Board, complete with site development, was designed to deliver the highest possible education through superior facility design.  The design incorporates innovative learning spaces, energy management measures, and environmental initiatives.  The building is a steel  structure, with load bearing masonry for the internally located gymnasium. Exterior walls are framed in wind load bearing steel studs, with masonry veneer and aluminum windows.  Interior  finishes include curved bulkheads, patterned flooring, multi-color paint finishes, various  “learning ports”, and energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems. Technology includes wireless internet, smart boards in all classrooms and “net-zero” energy use through solar panels.   Site work included new bus loop, sidewalks, asphalt paving and landscaping.

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