Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Master Plan + Campus Improvements
Client Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
Location De Winton | Alberta | Canada
The Strathcona Tweedsmuir School is an independent coeducational school for grades 1-12. Located south of The City of Calgary, the school is sited on an impressive 160-acre campus that includes many significant natural features. Along with Diamond Schmitt Architects and Fielding Nair International, O2 is involved in the preparation of a long-term master plan for the campus with lead responsibilities for landscape architecture, civil engineering, and stormwater management. Of considerable importance in the plan are sustainable site design and the integration of the campus landscape into the learning curriculum of the school. Opportunities have been identified for experimental gardens of native vegetation, outdoor learning facilities, educational wetlands, and student led planting programs. In addition, the firm is providing detailed design and construction administration services for campus improvement projects, such as canoe dock facilities, trails and pathways, slope stabilization / erosion and sedimentation control, and ecological restoration.
Extensive consultation was undertaken throughout the master planning process with students, faculty, administration staff, parents and the school board of directors. O2 has continued to work closely with the school and numerous projects are currently under construction, with future projects in fundraising and design stages.