Samuel Brighouse Elementary School
School District No: 38 (Richmond)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Square Footage: 50,590
LEED-NC Gold Certified
The Samuel Brighouse Elementary School had an impact on its community before it even opened it doors. Planned with the input of the community and the creative imaginations of students, this replacement elementary school is designed to adapt to a variety of needs. This community envisioned a learning center that would be memorable, inclusive, family-focused, welcoming and sustainable. A highlight of the school is the "Neighborhood Learning Centre" that offers child care, early childhood and community literacy programs on-site. Additionally, the building is a tribute to sustainability in operations and learning. Such sustainable strategies include natural ventilation, use of daylight, native plantings, rainwater capture and storage and a green roof.