We are proud to announce that the Peter Pitseolak High School has been declared an Outstanding Design in the August 2020 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Common Areas category.
The new 3,140 sq.m. School accommodates 215 students from Grades 7 to 12, on one level. The floor plan provides maximum benefit to both staff and students, while supporting the need for flexible community spaces. The building site takes advantage of the local topography and highlights the introduction of natural light into the building through its positioning. As the building sits high in a valley surrounded by mountains and rolling rock landscape, several views are captured within the building, including views to the community and the ice lake.
The design incorporates Inuit culture reflecting northern values and elements that promote Inuit identity. Several cultural spaces and classrooms encourage traditional forms of education and gatherings. The overall design meets or exceeds the functional requirements of the school programs, specifically as related to communal and gathering spaces. The large central gathering area includes built-in seating and a double-sided stage that is shared with the gymnasium. One final addition to the school’s program was the inclusion of valuable storage area immediately within the school’s footprint.
For a glimpse at the published page in American School & University, August 2020 edition, please click here.