Gjoa Haven School Renovation and Addition, Nunavut

Complete in 2016

This project consisted of the construction of a 1,600 m2 addition and 1,900 m2 renovation of a school in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.  Included was the undertaking of extensive asbestos & mold remediation, complete gutting and rebuilding of the existing school, the addition of a 15-meter long skylight, installation of 3 new teacherage houses, a new gymnasium and a fully equipped wood working shop. The unique climate conditions drove the design to include Greenland foundations installed on the permafrost as well as a building envelope to control heat loss and capture solar gain during the long days of summer.