The two-phase redevelopment of Vancouver College strengthens the symbolic sense of place for the distinguished all-boys independent Catholic school. An emblematic central cloistered courtyard that pays homage to the College’s historic past is framed by state-of-the-art teaching facilities that look to the future.
Completed in 2020, Lannon Hall is a new elementary school that features the retention of the original 1924 red brick Collegiate Gothic facade and the 1827 McCormack Hall entry archway, both iconic connections to the College’s history. The two-storey, 3,360-square metre school includes a dynamic skylit entry lobby, classrooms arranged in learning neighbourhoods, a 21st century learning commons, multipurpose rooms, kindergarten space, a gymnasium, residences for the Christian brothers, and a new light-filled Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel.
Completed in 2018, Manrell Hall is a new middle school that features a highly glazed red brick facade that reinforces the cadence and essence of a collegiate courtyard. The three-storey, 4,350-square metre school includes a skylit entry lobby and founders atrium, a learning commons, a dining hall, classrooms arranged in learning neighbourhoods, and a campus ministry.