We are proud to recognize the heritage restoration and reconstruction of Queen Mary School which won the 2014 BC Heritage Conservation Outstanding Achievement award.
Board Chair Franci Stratton, Acting Mayor Linda Buchanan, and DA Architects + Planners were presented with the award at a gala ceremony on September 26th.
I would like to thank Capital Projects Manager Mark Thomson for his expertise in overseeing this project and Principal Bill Reid for his support to the students and staff during the construction.
Queen Mary School is one of the most prominent buildings on the North Shore, serving students in the public school system for 100 years.
From Heritage BC:
A study determining the seismic risk of schools indicated that Queen Mary was among the higher risk buildings in the Province. A plan for the school’s renewal was necessary. The Ministry of Education committed core funding to the project, and through an innovative repurposing of surplus land assets, the School District was able to fund the additional heritage restoration costs. The heritage restoration and reconstruction of Queen Mary began in mid-2011 and was completed in early 2014. The strategy for the restoration involved seismically upgrading and modernizing the school while maintaining and restoring the heritage exterior.