Trout Lake K-12 School & Peerless Lake K-8 School
2,461 square meters and
5,472 square meters
Peerless Lake and Trout Lake, Alberta
Located near the Peerless and Trout Lakes 170 km north of Slave Lake on Hwy 88, the schools respond to a requirement for educational facilities that reflect the indigenous culture of the Peerless Trout First Nation (PTFN) and provide students a place to develop and grow.
The schools have incorporated solar panels into the structures. In reference to the indigenous culture, the entrance canopy to the Trout Lake school also features an upside-down canoe while a tipi shaped canopy defines the entrance to the Peerless Lake school. Both facilities feature learning commons and community spaces that can be used to host communal and sporting events. There is a separate bus circulation area from the adjacent Northern Lakes College and provides students with opportunities to explore post-secondary education and other collaborations.
The team was required to achieve LEED® Silver and achieved LEED® Gold on both schools at no extra cost to the owner.