École secondaire catholique Élisabeth Bruyère et École élémentaire catholique Ste-Anne is a new school for elementary and secondary students in Mattawa, Ontario.
At the outset, our staff assisted the Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord (CSCFN) with a rigorous site selection process, land acquisition, and zoning confirmations, as well as various issues related to existing site conditions. We then worked with CSCFN, the Town of Mattawa, and local interest groups as the prime consultant to provide multidisciplinary design and contract administration services.
We utilized a phased approach to the demolition of the former Mattawa General Hospital buildings and old Ste-Anne school building on site. Construction was also completed in phases. The design creates a positive learning environment and maximizes shared space efficiencies, while maintaining distinctive areas for both the elementary and secondary schools. The former hospital grounds now serve as an athletic field.
The new school is energy-efficient and welcoming, incorporating the town’s historic elements while balancing modern sensibilities and requirements.