Institutional

School District 78 Maintenance Facility

School District of Hope Maintenance Facility two

This facility serves as a bus wash and repair shop. Its utilitarian function is expressed through the selection of industrial materials; for example, a tilt-up concrete structure forms the wall enclosure of the main shop, and steel joists and beams are used for the mezzanine floor, the roof framing, and the covered outdoor work area. Read More...

Alberni District Secondary School

Port Alberni District Secondary School One

This new secondary school was sited and designed as an integral part of its neighbouring buildings and landscapes. The design complements the community, with functional spaces that can be used by students as well as the general public. First Nations culture is incorporated into the building to celebrate First Nations values and traditions. Read More...

College Heights Secondary School

The project comprises a 700 sqm addition and renovation to the existing secondary school. The adjacent multi-purpose wing, library, and corridors were renovated and incorporated into the addition, and a new entry foyer and new administrative offices were provided. A large clerestory now brings natural light into the space, with wood surfaces and bright colours highlighting the warm and inviting foyer. Read More...

Plumbers and Pipefitters School

Plumbers and Pipefitters School five

Requiring a larger facility for training purposes, the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union commissioned APA to retrofit an existing warehouse on Annacis Island. We used a fast-track, design-build delivery system to enable early occupancy of the school portion of the facility. Read More...

Morning Star College

The project is a concept development of a college campus that includes a high school, theatre, and chapel on a decommissioned penitentiary site. Read More...

Westview Elementary School

Westview Elementary School three

Westview was designed to accommodate 250 elementary students and 40 kindergarten students. The school features vibrant colours to stimulate the young minds and contains wide corridors that double as small working spaces for students. Read More...

Highlands Elementary School

Highlands Elementary School six

Highlands Elementary School is located in the residential area of Edgemont Village. The design approach for this project was to incorporate the building into the scale and geometry of the existing neighbourhood, and the building’s sloped roofs and low eaves sit against the backdrop of the North Shore mountains. Read More...

General Currie Elementary School

This school, a 2,300 sqm facility for 200 elementary school students and 80 kindergarten students, was designed to respond to a 1910 heritage school on the site. The building is a two-storey configuration on a tight urban site with an adjacent city park. The design team worked closely with the school board and the local municipality, and the project received a Heritage Society of BC Award of Honour. Read More...

Programming and Design Services

Programming and Design services

APA provides pre-planning, site planning, functional programming, design-build documentation, contractor selection and construction review services. Read More...