Designing today’s school facilities demand economically and environmentally sustainable solutions that can simultaneously create safe and inspiring learning atmospheres. This has made wood a very important part of the conversation when selecting materials for structural and finishing applications in schools.
Samuel Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond is a great showcase for the use of British Columbia wood in public buildings. Now with a virtual tour available, you can explore the award-winning school with its stunning design and interior finishings including the signature undulating wood roof. Not only does it look fantastic, but it was prefabricated off site so shop and field construction could proceed concurrently affording half the time to cover the building than a roof built on site.