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LOCATION 2540 Eagle Mountain Drive, Abbotsford, B.C. OWNER /DEVELOPER Abbotsford School District ARCHITECT/L ANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Station One Architects GENER AL CONTR ACTOR Mierau Contractors Ltd. STRUCTUR AL CONSULTANT Bush, Bohlman & Partners LLP MECHANICAL CONSULTANT Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT Jarvis Engineering CIVIL CONSULTANT Central Valley Engineering Ltd. TOTAL SIZE 4,000 square metres TOTAL COST $27.21 million 66 | M A R C H 2 0 2 3 Irene Kelleher Totí:Itawtxw commons, the bubble motif took the form of spherical spaces into which stu- dents could crawl, rest, or read). "Also, the main corridor was gently curved to impart the impression that we're in a canoe heading down a river," Dyck says. As for 21st century learning ele- ments, classrooms were arranged in pairs and divided by slider glass doors; on ground level some of the pairs open to the outside courtesy of fold- ing NanaWall glass walls. NanaWalls also divided the commons, corri- dor space, and a multi-purpose room "so that when the walls are folded back there would be one massive gathering space," Dyck explains. One notable design feature was inspired by COVID. "We located the sinks of the washrooms on the outside of the washrooms facing the corridor, in order to encourage hand washing," Dyck says. Prior to Mierau Contractors Ltd. bringing Station One's design to life, substantial blasting at the site had to be undertaken along with earth- works in order to ensure safe access to the remote location. Construction work also occurred during the Fraser Valley flood of the fall of 2022; although this caused many projects to grind to a halt, Mierau kept the work going. Walter Schroeder, project man- ager at Mierau, says, "We had several challenges throughout the build, with construction starting in the midst of COVID, dealing with snowstorms on the mountain as well as flooding and delays in material supplies. But there was a great team effort from the cli- ent to the consultants, and right down to the trades. In spite of all these chal- lenges, we were able to get the school open in time for the 2022 school year." In September of 2022 the Abbotsford Board of Education hosted the offi- cial grand opening of Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw, and at the event Stan Petersen, chair of the Board, noted that the school was "years in the mak- ing. Our community has patiently been waiting for this space, and the end result far exceeds our expectations." A P H OTO G R A P H Y BY DA L E K L I P P EN S T EI N + R EN D ER I N G/CO U RT E S Y A B B OT S FO R D S C H O O L D I S T R I C T Electrical engineering, lighting, power, information technology and communications by Jarvis Engineering Consultants Congratulations to Abbotsford School District, Station One Architects and Mierau Contractors on Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw. PHOTO COURTESY ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT Enginnering.indd 1 Enginnering.indd 1 2023-02-21 1:51 PM 2023-02-21 1:51 PM I r e n e K e l l e h e r T o t í : lta w t x w E l e m e n ta r y S c h o o l P r o j e c t Visit us at: CONGRATULATIONS MECHANICAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS Email us at: Pioneers of innovation & excellence for today's education facilities Langley • Vancouver •Nanaimo • Victoria • Kamloops • Kelowna • Nelson • Smithers to the Entire Team on the Successful 604-826-1379 • DAVE.SUMMITFIRE@GMAIL.COM Summit Fire.indd 1 Summit Fire.indd 1 2023-02-13 11:29 2023-02-13 11:29 Send In The Drones Inc. is an aerial inspection, survey and mapping service based in Abbotsford, BC. 604-217-6326 SENDINTHEDRONES.CA Send in the Drones.indd 1 Send in the Drones.indd 1 2023-02-14 10:11 2023-02-14 10:11

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