Yorkson Creek Middle School was developed with the Langley School District educational steering team. A combination of Mt. Slesse Middle School and Abbotsford Middle School, CHPA managed to design, execute working drawings and tender in 4 months. The project opened for school September 2014.
The parti of a child’s pinwheel has emerged in planometric form, the exposed wood structure, wall tile patterns and the concrete entry columns’ cross section. Communal informal gathering spaces are interspersed throughout the school.
Youthful invigorating colours emblazon stylized pinwheel floor patterns to accent these spaces while tying all together into a uniform whole. Neighborhood Learning Community space is developed for an additional full size gymnasium and classroom style space with a separate community focused entry.
Warm hued natural wood structure highlights entry points and gathering spaces that emphasize the building’s composition and celebrate BC wood.