Kitsilano Secondary School

Kitsilano Secondary School

Vancouver, British Columbia

Building a Future for Education

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Kitsilano Secondary School is a respected educational facility in the local community that is in urgent need of renewal. With an attendance of approximately 1,500 students ranging from grades 8 to 12, the existing building is considered a high seismic risk and no longer meets modern educational standards. 
Bouygues Building Canada, along with its Design-Build team, were retained to construct the new 19,312 m2 School to ensure it meets the requirements of the surrounding community by incorporating the following criteria:

  • A 21st century le­arning environment
  • LEED Gold Certification requirements
  • An intensive use of glazing to bring in natural light to promote a healthy environment for users
  • A Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • The original 1927 Heritage Block façade
  • An area for academics with specialty classrooms and program spaces designed for individualized support and collaborative group work
  • A new library
  • Three gymnasiums and a 350-seat theatre

Bouygues Building Canada and the Design-Build team will ensure the School remains an educational and community hub hosting extra-curricular activities, continuing education, and heritage language programs. 

Key data
  • Client: Vancouver School Board (School Board #39)
  • Architects: KMBR Architects Planners
  • Structural: Glotman Simpson
  • Mechanical: Integral Group
  • Electrical: Integral Group
  • Civil: Vector
  • Geotechnical:  Horizon
  • Landscape Architect: Mauryama
  • Sector: Education
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Size: 19,312 M2