Alpha Secondary School Seismic Upgrade and Addition

  • area / size 130,803 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Location Burnaby, Canada,
  • Thinkspace Architecture Planning Interior Design was asked to design the bright and modern seismic upgrade and addition to the Alpha Secondary School in Burnaby, Canada.

    The seismic upgrade of the school ensures the safety of all staff and students in the event of an earthquake while a portion of the school, which was unsafe, was demolished and a new wing was added. The addition pulls the school together and helps to eliminate the disconnect between buildings. It provides an updated and modern learning environment, is safe, and acts as an attractive new entry to the school.

    The addition includes a school commons area where students will be able to socialize, study, and learn in a bright and open setting as well as a revamped courtyard for students and staff to enjoy. The project also includes an updated main entrance with a widened turn-around drop-off loop, outdoor plazas, and a revised asphalt parking area.

    Design: Thinkspace Architecture Planning Interior Design
    Photography: Bright Photography