Chief Crowfoot School
The Chief Crowfoot School was designed with the intent of respectfully celebrating the rich history of the Siksika Nation and the surrounding landscape. The Elder Room is surrounded by the central cafeteria spaces and engaged by the break-out rooms for each wing of the school. The interior spaces use the colours of the Siksika Nation logo to provide wayfinding in the school. Each school wing has a colour palette which enables the primary students to recognize where they are in the school by the colour of walls Within the Elder Room are seating areas that hold traditional drums while grounded by the sloping roof and “stack” of poles feature wall. The wall was inspired by an image of a stack of tepee poles – the idea that the stack of poles is in anticipation of learning that happens within the tepee. The Siksika Nation code of arms is carved into the wall as a sign of cultural pride. Looking out the large windows of the Elder Room the children look upon a landscaped area for the school tepee during special ceremonies.
Size:35,725 sq ft