Surrey District Education Centre
This project consolidates the client’s program to provide an integrated facility which unifies the School District’s administrative offices under one roof.
The evolution of the overall building concept, massing and configuration was conceived through a considered balance between program and the environment. Bisecting the overall building program to achieve shallow floor plates allows for maximum daylight harvesting and passive ventilation. The two primary program blocks were then skewed and rotated creating a central daylight atrium which serves as the primary gathering space. The highly expressive and gestural building form reinforces the client’s desire for a highly visible project with a clearly identifiable physical presence in the heart of Surrey, BC. This project was completed by Bunting Coady Architects, who merged with B+H in December 2010.