Edmonton/Spruce Grove/Sherwood Park, Alberta
In 2008, BR2 Architecture was retained by Alberta Infrastructure to work in conjunction with Edmonton Catholic Schools, Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 and Elk Island Catholic Schools to design three new core high schools. BR2 Architecture was retained to be High School Designers and Bridging Consultant for the high schools that were tendered as part of the Alberta Government’s ASAP II (P3) Design-Build Program.
The three high schools were individually designed to meet the specific program requirements of each School Board and Alberta Education. All three of the high schools were designed as two storey facilities each with different student capacities. Each high school was designed as a core school with a limited high performance modular classroom requirement.
The Edmonton Catholic Schools’ facility was designed for a maximum capacity of 750 students; the Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 was designed for a maximum capacity of 1,100 students; and the Elk Island Catholic Schools was designed for a maximum capacity of 1,400 students.
Working closely with representatives of each School Board, representatives from Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure, the concepts for the high schools were developed and refined. As Bridging Consultants, BR2 Architecture designed and detailed each school to a level of completion in excess of the Design Development Phase, which was then supplemented by additional construction detailing, interior design concepts, kitchen design and performance specifications to ensure appropriate design-build bidding documentation.
BR2 Architecture also provided bidding and negotiation support, contract document reviews, construction administration support, and represented the interests of the School Boards and Alberta Infrastructure throughout the construction of the schools.