After School Special
A Depression-era schoolhouse in an historic neighbourhood is brought back to life as an ultra-green townhouse .
- Master of History
This renovation complements the original character of the school with the modern aesthetic taking shape in of one of Vancouver's most historic, but long neglected, neighbourhoods.
- Environmental Studies
Sustainable design initiatives, including geo-exchange, solar water heating, rainwater collection, low-flow taps and shower heads, and passive solar control won the Schoolhouse the first BuiltGreen™ Platinum Certification in British Columbia.
The Schoolhouse is raised two feet to add an additional level, creating new living space.
- Material Science
The original wood frame was meticulously retained, and the fir floors were repurposed as the new front steps.
- Project facts
Size: 818 sq. m./ 8,800 sq. ft.
Cost : $2.5 Million
BuiltGreen™ Certification : Platinum
Client: Take Root Properties
Achievements & Awards
Sustainable Architecture & Building, Canadian Green Building Award
Best Townhouse Development, Georgie Awards