Crosstown Elementary School Site Tour: Before & After

Join us on June 22nd for a site tour of Crosstown Elementary School designed by Francl Architecture. In September 2016 WIA hosted a tour of this new school during construction. This is a follow-up tour of the completed project. The tour will be led by Alvin Martin from Francl Architecture.
This three-story in-fill building is integrated into the mixed-use Firenze development in Vancouver and is built above an existing parkade. The school will accommodate 510 students from kindergarten to Grade 7. Adjacent Andy Livingstone Park acts as an outdoor play area.
The school features small learning communities within the larger facility. Each community consists of 3–4 classrooms clustered around a large commons as well as a special education service area. The layout allows for groups of variable size and activities from messy active explorations to quiet reflective learning. The facility supports a diverse student population and a range of educational modalities while providing a space for teachers to plan, prepare, and collaborate with one other.
This site tour is credited for 1.5 AIBC core learning units with the following learning objectives:

  • 21st Century Learning Principles and how they affect new school design
  • New school design within the urban context – this project is first of its kind in BC, to be a model for future schools within high-rise residential developments.
  • The challenges of building directly on top of existing structures and integrating into a residential complex.

5:15-5:30 Check-in
5:30 Site orientation
5:45 Tour starts
7:30 Tour ends
Please be sure to arrive by 5:30PM as we will give away any remaining reserved spots at that time.
When: Thursday, June 22nd
Where: Crosstown Elementary School, 55 Expo Boulevard
$5 Registration fee.
Register here.

If the event is full at the time of your registration, you can join the waitlist. We will be able to refund your tickets prior to 24 hours before the event. Tickets are transferrable.
We are very grateful to Francl Architecture for hosting us.

Learn more about the Crosstown Elementary School project here.
– Project highlights   
– Special characteristics
– Construction challenges