Completed in 2013, the 3,350 square metre York House Senior School is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The new senior school provides a strong presence and symbolic entry point to the greater York House campus through a soaring glazed portal and skylit circulation crossroads atrium that connects the north, south and east wings of the existing school.

The senior school includes classrooms, administrative, service spaces and social and study areas spread throughout the facility. The innovative state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces are adaptable and flexible with spaces and places for informal student and teacher interaction.

Drawing on the rich history of West Coast Modernism, finishes include textured concrete, wood, glass and limestone. A donor recognition program features the names of thousands of famous women, selected by the students, that are screen-printed onto glass guards throughout the central atrium crossroads.

recognition

2016
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture
Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention
World Architecture News WAN Awards Longlist

2015
Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Design

2014
City of Vancouver Urban Design Award

entry portal

entry portal

classroom

classroom

mid-level

mid-level

mid-level crossing

mid-level crossing

layering

layering

descent

descent

informal learning

informal learning

group meeting

group meeting

detail

detail

circulation

circulation

crossroads

crossroads

reception

reception

atrium

atrium

connection to junior school

connection to junior school

campus connection

campus connection

courtyard

courtyard

solar protection

solar protection