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Octagon Pond Elementary School

Learning in paradise, in Paradise

  • Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

A design approach where students come first

Due to overall technology and curriculum changes, both learning and teaching styles of the current generation are evolving. A static education environment will not do, especially for Octagon Pond Elementary, where the needs of their students come first. We took a learning-in-place design approach to allow for flexibility over time, creating a bright, stimulating space for students to study and socialize.

This 2-story school has been designed to provide a bright and welcoming environment, supportive of education and learning. The interior and exterior materials were selected to be durable, with low maintenance requirements, while still providing aesthetic interest. A healthy learning environment is achieved through maximized views to the exterior, providing natural light and a connection to the natural surroundings for students and staff. These openings promote student interaction, connectivity, and increased security, while fostering a sense of place and community.

With a population of just over 21,000 residents, Paradise isn’t exactly a booming metropolis. But the smaller the community, the greater the need to foster a sense of collaboration in a learning environment is. With this new learning space, students can learn in paradise, in Paradise.

Meet Our Team

Warren Martin, Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Multidisciplinary projects are exciting to work on. I enjoy collaborating with the larger Stantec team to provide clients the best expertise for their particular project.
Warren Martin Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada) Read More

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson, Principal

New technologies grab my attention. Where I see value, I engage our teams early. This is essential to quality control for our clients.

Brad Dawe, Principal, Buildings

I approach design with the bigger picture in mind—I’m proud to have a role in shaping safe and sustainable infrastructure in my community.

Warren Martin

Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson


Brad Dawe

Principal, Buildings

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