St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Durham Catholic District School Board

Size: 45,800 SF | Value: $7.3 Million | Completion: 2015 | Location: Oshawa, ON

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering

Located in the rapidly growing community of North Oshawa, the Durham Catholic District School Board’s newest elementary school, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School, epitomizes the Board’s commitment to high quality Catholic education in the region. Unique features of the building include interconnected collaborative learning spaces to accommodate 21st Century Learning; open and flexible Learning Commons; and a dedicated chapel. The building is fully barrier-free accessible (AODA compliant) and accommodates for future expansion over the lower roof areas. Safety features include a “Safe Welcome” security system and an open plan layout to facilitate  continual supervision of student spaces.

The school serves the community as an after-hours space and the gym, change rooms, and lobby are easily accessible while still securing instructional classroom areas. Design concepts include interior colours that reflect values of the patron saint, LEED design concepts (such as LED lighting), ample natural lighting, including in the gymnasium and mechanical and electrical systems that meet the latest efficiency requirements set out by Ashrae 90.1 and OBC 2012.

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