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Emerald Ridge Elementary School K-8

A green design to accommodate an increase in student enrolment

  • 16.5M

    Construction Value

  • 50

    Kid Childcare Centre

  • White City, Saskatchewan

    White City, Saskatchewan

Helping Emerald Ridge to achieve their mission of “leadership in learning and life”

Located in White City, Saskatchewan, Emerald Ridge Elementary School had a goal to be at the forefront of 21st-century education design. They also desired to embody the vision of the Prairie Valley School Division by promoting “leadership in learning and life”. To aid them in their mission, we provided architecture, planning, and design services for White City's Emerald Ridge Elementary School K-8 project.

Part of the Prairie Valley School Division (PVSD), the new school is designed to accommodate the growing student enrolment in the White City area. Located in the new subdivision of Bowers West (Phase 3), our design responds to the residential community by establishing a park-like setting around the school to relate to the prairie context.

The program, though formally dictated by the Ministry of Education's 2006 School Facility Funding Guidelines, was left up to our design team to interpret and re-imagine. The result? A design that focuses on multi-purpose, flexible spaces to accommodate several learning and teaching styles. The complex also features a childcare centre large enough for 50 kids, and a facilities maintenance shop to serve the greater school division from a central location.

Our design incorporates modern standards of sustainability, and highlights multiple green technologies as teaching tools throughout the building.

Meet Our Team

Alicia Becker, Project Manager, Project Business Solutions

Find what inspires you daily and challenge yourself to find something new and fun within that.
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Shawn Lamb, Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering Discipline Lead

Be passionate about your work, always have fun, and treat others with respect and kindness.
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Brad Wilson, Associate, Landscape Architect

My philosophy is to invoke feeling in every user of open spaces we design. Landscape design is a form of art—every user may experience something different.
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Bronislaus Nurkowski, Principal, Senior Architect

As architects, we have a great opportunity to make positive change. We must respect and act on it.
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Jeff Jurzyniec, Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

Our role as designers means more than shelter; we create meaning in our environment and communities.
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Tom Atkins, Vice President

Be passionate about building a better world, making a positive contribution to society, every day.

Ian Walker, Senior Associate, Electrical Discipline Lead

I love the complexity and diversity of healthcare and industrial projects.
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  • Alicia Becker

    Project Manager, Project Business Solutions

  • Shawn Lamb

    Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering Discipline Lead

  • Brad Wilson

    Associate, Landscape Architect

  • Bronislaus  Nurkowski

    Principal, Senior Architect

  • Jeff Jurzyniec

    Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

  • Tom Atkins

    Vice President

  • Ian Walker

    Senior Associate, Electrical Discipline Lead

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