St. Paul Elementary School


The new K-6 St. Paul Elementary School for Holy Spirit School Division No. 4 in north Lethbridge was conceived as a one room schoolhouse. The intimacy and connection of student and teacher within a single learning community is symbolized in the school’s large open library. Believing that natural light is critical to creating an effective learning environment, a barrel-vaulted roof introduces large expanses of clerestory windows to shower the core with natural light. The gathering space is surrounded by a series of tree-like columns and beams effectively warming up the space.

Winner of the CEFPI Alberta Chapter
- 2003 Outstanding Design Award for Educational Environment -
New Construction