Completed in 2015, the first phase of the 300-student, 4,200 square metre St. Augustine School features fifteen classrooms, a learning commons, multipurpose spaces, child care and outdoor play areas. The second phase of the project will include a new gymnasium and underground parking.

The new school, clad with a playful red-brick masonry collage, provides a symbolic link to St. Augustine’s Church and Parish, located one block to the east, and pays homage to the original church and school building that once occupied the site.

Buff-brick cruciforms modestly mark the building as a Catholic institution and freestanding brick walls delineate and anchor the school to the site. Blue-coloured glass represents hope and good health while folded steel canopies recall the form of a nun’s habit.

recognition

2015
Masonry Institute of British Columbia Award of Excellence

north elevation

north elevation

playground

playground

classroom block

classroom block

brick detail

brick detail

learning commons

learning commons

serpent stairway

serpent stairway

entrance

entrance

totem

totem

coloured glass

coloured glass

skylight

skylight

split levels

split levels

stairway

stairway