Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD)
Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design
146,012 sq ft | 13,565 sq m
Faith is the front and centre cornerstone for All Saints High School. When one enters the school it is apparent that one has entered into the heart of the community. Spirit – Mind - Body are unified here, represented by the suspended chapel, library and gymnasium. This intersection also forms the visual connector to all three wings of the school, fostering community in a safe environment.
This LEED Silver certified place of learning was designed to bring together 1,500 students, teachers and staff multiple times a day for a variety of reasons. The main corridor acts as a hub for amenities, teaching programs and special events. In this hub the experience is dynamic and ever-changing depending on the time of day. It’s a place where one might hear a music practice, pass by a drama rehearsal or on the way for lunch to the cafeteria see the newest hair style being created in the salon classroom. It is a place that enables informal interaction, supports multiple community related activities, where students can gather to collaborate, eat lunch or power up their devices for researching their latest assignment.
The robust design process included exploration and discussion of many possible configurations to develop optimal, leading edge solutions to support progressive teaching and learning. Purpose-built spaces support a range of learning offerings available to a student body with diverse interests. The latest in technology and state-of-the-art equipment was prioritized to deliver high quality teaching and learning so that students are fully prepared to enter a marketplace where technologies are constantly evolving.
Sustainable design in the infrastructure of the building was also prioritized to create a highly durable and timeless building. Thoughtful application of materials and colours together with natural light in all spaces creates an inviting and welcoming environment.
The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada Award of Excellence for Product Design & Quality was awarded to the chapel in All Saints High School in December 2019.