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Halifax Wins Lieutenant Governor Award

Our Halifax Office was awarded the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architecture – Award of Merit for the work they did on the new Charles P Allen High School project.

About the project

This 17,000m2 high school which accommodates both academic and community uses, is designed for 1200 students. A large exterior courtyard, promoting the use of exterior green space, is the primary inspirational area.  It is encircled by the creative heart of the school – drama, art, music, cafetorium, visual arts, etc.  Spaces dedicated to creative thought curriculum (art, technology production and collaborative/project-based learning) are also positioned adjacent to the courtyard.  The community space features exercise and activity rooms, meeting rooms, a daycare space and a full size gymnasium.                                                       

The school is targeting LEED Gold as part of the CaGBC rating system; sustainable considerations include the use of regional products and products with high recycled content, such as insulation made with soy oil and recycled plastics as well as a green roof and water bottle station in place of water fountains.

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