Willow Creek Composite High School Modernization


Claresholm, Alberta

FWBA Architects with Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 on a plan to modernize two existing school facilities addressing low utilization rates in Claresholm through the closure of a third. Willow Creek Composite High School was originally slated for new construction but with escalating construction costs at the time, a full modernization and right-sizing was determined. The modernization at Willow Creek High School was conceived to create a school with a new gathering space as its central core. The key spaces of the school are located off of this core, enlivened as a high activity area with an abundance of natural light. As part of the core, the library, gymnasium, and administration are located here for ease of access and supervision. The gathering area is flexiblespace, serving as learning commons, community space, and crush space for public events. The facility was also modernized to provide new mechanical and electrical systems to meet requirements for indoor air quality, and the availability of power and IT infrastructure to service the 21st century learner.

Winner of the CEFPI Alberta Chapter
- 2014 Outstanding Design Award for Educational Environment -