British Columbia Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the province of British Columbia.

Regional Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

In-Person Tours

September 26, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Masks may be required subject to Provincial Health Orders

Edgewood Elementary School

16666 23 Avenue, Surrey BC
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour Lead: Lee Blanchard, Thinkspace
Learning Units: 1.0 Core

Edgewood is one of three elementary schools developed by Thinkspace Architecture Planning Interior Design to address significant space shortfalls in Surrey. The design is adapted from Mar Jok Elementary in West Kelowna.

Grandview Secondary School

16987 25 Avenue, Surrey BC
2:10 pm – 4:15 pm
Tour Lead: Alvin Bartel , Station One Arch
Learning Units: 2.0 Core

Grandview Secondary developed by Station One Architects is a 1500 capacity (8 12) school. Features include a black box theatre, rotunda, open concept learning commons, two gyms, maker spaces, cutting edge fabrication technologies and learning studios grouped into pod style ‘communities’, with associated labs and collaborative spaces.

Learning Objectives:
  • How these two new schools helped Surrey School District to address space shortfalls while providing beautiful, safe, and supportive learning environments that meet both district and provincial requirements.
  • How new schools in Surrey incorporate “Lessons Learned” to provide students with enhanced learning environments.
  • How each of these two new schools embraces best practice principles in unique ways to support a continuum of learning for South Surrey students.
  • How to create an exceptional black box theatre lead by Robert Hamilton, DWD

In-Person Schedule
1:00 pm Arrive Edgewood
1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome/Introduction
1:05 – 2:00 pm Tour Edgewood
2:00 – 2:10 pm Drive to Grandview
2:10 pm Arrive Grandview
2:10 – 2:30 pm Theatre Presentation
2:30 – 4:15 pm Tour
In-Person Social Time
4:30 pm Meet at Local Craft Brewery (TBC)

Admission is FREE for Members | $20 CAD for Non-Members


2022 Annual Grant Winners

The British Columbia Chapter announces the 2022 winners of the learning environment enhancement annual grant:

1st Place ($5,000): New Hazelton Elementary School

Coast Mountain SD#82
Resource Room Upgrade
New Hazelton Elementary School

2nd Place ($2,500): BC School for the Deaf

Burnaby SD#41
Deaf Pod Enhancement

3rd Place ($1,000): Handsworth Secondary School

North Vancouver SD#44
Seeds to Cedar
Handsworth Secondary School

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday / Friday, October 20-21, 2022 (TBC)
  • VSB Tours of Mass Timber Schools (one Thursday afternoon; the other on Friday afternoon)
  • Half-Day session on various aspects of Mass Timber (Friday morning)
  • Meet & Greet on Thursday evening

Note: LearningSCAPES Conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 5-9, 2022

  • Thursday, November 17 or Friday, November 18, 2022 (TBC)

  • Thursday December 15, 2022
  • Christmas Social
  • Location TBC (perhaps virtual)

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