Thelma Chalifoux 7-9 IPD School
Area of focus
Education and Research
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Owner / Consultant
Edmonton Public Schools/ ACI Architects Inc.
The Thelma Chalifoux (Larkspur) School is grades 7-9 with a capacity of 900 students built under an Integrated Project Delivery methodology. The new school is 85,000 square foot and two-stories built in the Larkspur community of Edmonton.
The school is constructed using a 21st Century Learning methodology which makes every area of the school a learning opportunity. The use of 21st Century design and IPD on these schools has allowed for deep-rooted collaboration and coordination and has led the IPD team to develop and design a floor plan with consideration to common areas and floor plans designed to enhance their learning environment under grant funding.
There are numerous features in the school such as a precast gymnasium, in-slab heating and cooling, enhanced lighting, learning stairs, outdoor heated canopies, outdoor amphitheater, and the largest solar array on a junior high school in Alberta.