carson elementary school

resilient replacement school

new school offers more for students and the community

Located on the banks of the Quesnel River, this replacement school combines the theme of the flowing river with 21st-century learning features such as an open concept learning commons and learning pods. Resilience is also an important aspect of the project. A landslide in 2021 resulted in the existing school being deemed unsafe. A pile foundation will protect the new building from soil instability.

The one-storey, 390-capacity K-7 school building includes a Neighbourhood Learning Centre with childcare and a larger gym for community use. The school site is almost flat with a slope at the property boundary where the natural landscape will be preserved. Sustainable features of the school include a 50% GHG reduction and planning for the accommodation of solar panels in the future.


School District No. 28 (Quesnel)


Quesnel view map


3800 m2


$40 million



Justin Dyck

Architect AIBC

Aaron Millar


Andrea Booth


Eloise Diquet

Architecte DE-HMONP

Cameron Böker

Drafting Technician

Martin Song

Intern Architect AIBC

Sherri Guretzki

Project Administration

Charline Giesler

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