École secondaire Michel-Gratton's sunny and light filled library
École secondaire Michel-Gratton as seen from the path leading to the entrance
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École secondaire Michel-Gratton

Both the building and landscape at École secondaire Michel-Gratton are designed to create a healthy learning environment. The project incorporates innovative HVAC and electrical systems achieving 60% designed energy savings, environmentally friendly building products with high recycled and local content, native landscape plantings, and permeable surfaces where possible to reduce stormwater runoff.

The L-shaped building was oriented at 45 degrees to the street in order to increase privacy to the neighbouring homes. This orientation also provides the desired north/south exposure to natural light in the classrooms. The building is stepped down from two- to one-storey to help mediate its mass.

This project was started and/or completed under Certificate of Practice issued to Robertson Simmons architects inc. prior to firm name change to Martin Simmons Architects Inc.
72,000 sq. ft.
Windsor, Ontario
LEED® Gold Certified

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