Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

From the start of design, the Calgary Board of Education established a vision statement requiring the school be designed as an archetypal high school that embodies the Calgary Board of Education’s evolution of 21st Century delivery of education, which includes the includes the evolution of learning and teaching methodologies and facilities.

The integrated Architectural & Interior Design of the school is centered on the notion of reducing the cultural gap between secondary and post-secondary student experience where collaborative learning activities are dispersed throughout the school.

The large open atrium functions as the main organizational hub of the school, while allowing light to penetrate deep into the building through a clerestory at the top. It creates a unified central gathering and circulation node, bringing together all of the diverse programs arranged around its edges. The design balances dynamic open learning spaces as well as strong visual connectivity with the more functional and traditional teaching space configuration.