Project details

The Fernbank project, now known as L’École Secondaire Catholique Paul Desmarais, is a stand-alone 153,000 ft2 high school which includes energy efficient mechanical & electrical (M&E) systems. Its carbon footprint is considerably reduced in comparison to other similar institutional buildings thanks to The Conseil des Ecoles Catholiques du Centre-Est integrating ecologically responsible equipment and controls.

The design qualifies as a High Performance New Construction project and is expected to receive incentive grants from the utility providers.

The two-storey steel building is made up of more than just classrooms. It houses a triple gymnasium, music rooms, science labs, art rooms, a large atrium and a cafeteria with a large stage for drama classes including a tiered seating area to provide students a unique education setting. Outside, students can enjoy several basketball courts as well as a six-lane, four hundred meter track surrounded by natural grass play areas.