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How we live, work and play is changing radically. As a result, our role as architects and designers is changing, too. As a firm, we’ve made a conscious decision to be positive and proactive, to design for a better future. By expanding our practice, we hope to maximize our positive impact.

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Oak Bay High School

  • Location

    Victoria, BC

The replacement Oak Bay High School continues a legacy of academics, athletics, and fine arts. Supporting a population of 1,300 students, the facility showcases 21st century learning principles by focusing on flexible learning environments, informal collaborative spaces, visual connections, and generous natural light and ventilation.

Community Impact

HCMA Response

Integrated at the heart of the community, the facility supports a new chapter in the school’s rich traditions.It includes a state-of-the-art performing arts facility, sports fields and a Neighbourhood Learning Centre which supports teen programs, daycare and other community activities.  The creative integration of salvaged wood and artifacts from the previous school have become feature elements in the new, 21st Century school.

  • Completion

    2015

  • Size

    16,800 m2

  • Delivery Method

    Design-Build

Oak Bay High is a great example of our vision for B.C. schools, where the school is part of the community and the community is part of the school. It will be a place where students can gain the skills they need to succeed in the future and residents can access the performing arts theatre and a wide range of services at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

Peter Fassbender, Former Minister of Education