Architect: Elemental Architecture & Interiors Inc.
Design Architect: Terra Shimbashi & Naomi Eastman
Junior Architectural Technologist: Luxmy Ragunathan
Client: School District No. 52
The challenge of this project was to revitalize and refresh the Charles Hays Secondary School library to accommodate the modern student. Elemental Architecture & Interiors, Inc. has proposed a redesigned interior plan to transform an outdated library into a resourceful and technologically conducive learning commons. While these new spaces will attract students to utilize their learning resources, the improved infrastructure will support current and future wireless technology. Due to the nature of Prince Rupert's long, grey, and wet winters, the design prioritizes natural lighting with skylight additions to further illuminate the library and create a colourful, open, and inviting ambience.
Learning Commons Additions
While accommodating an existing and growing book collection, the new commons will unify all these vital spaces in one convenient location including:
Interactive areas for group study
Zones for quiet study
Reading Cafe with view of the Library
Proposed Floor Plan
Proposed Ceiling Plan
Budget: Estimated $1.07 Million
Projected Completion Year: August 2017
Location: 201 Prince Rupert Boulevard, Prince Rupert B.C.