Don Ross Middle School Innovation Labs and Gender Neutral Washrooms

  • area / size 6,200 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • Location Squamish, Canada,
  • studioHuB architects updated Don Ross Middle School’s innovation labs and gender neutral washrooms in Squamish, Canada.

    Don Ross Middle School student population is growing and the school sought to innovate and optimize space within the existing building. A fast track project, with only four months for design and construction, the consultant team worked with a modular wall company to manufacture the walls concurrent with hazmat abatement of the existing space.

    studioHuB architects designed a transformation of three oversized classrooms and corridor space, based on 21 Century Learning Principles, into an teacher collaboration space, four classrooms, quiet study and a central learning commons. The adjacent boys and girls washrooms were also re-configured into one large gender neutral washroom.

    The new space will provide much needed modern learning environment in the aging 1950s middle school, and will allow the school district to test out a more flexible furniture solution as well as project based learning.

    Architect: studioHuB architects
    Photography: Kevin Jamieson