George Freeman School and Field House

Location: Strathmore, AB

George Freeman School and the Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre were developed through an IPD-like process to determine the best design and methods of delivery. Features of our approach included Big Room sessions with all key participants, integrated work processes, and jointly developed and validated targets, including program criteria, standards, target cost, schedule, and key milestones. 

Multi-purpose spaces and modern shops, as well as contemporary fine and performing arts spaces enhance the environment for the school community. It also meets today’s standards for modern learning, safety and accessibility, and incorporates the latest sustainable energy and waste management systems.

The LEED Gold facility which covers 236,000 sq. ft. includes an 18,500 sq. ft. gymnasium, 272-seat theatre plus a mini or “black box” theatre, full commercial kitchen, band / choir / recording studios, dedicated dance room, fully equipped tech-ed and shop spaces, eight science rooms including an engineering lab, 60 general classrooms, many multipurpose/flexible learning spaces, a wellness centre, welcoming centre, a library and an Indigenous Friendship Centre.

The new school was constructed adjacent to the old operational New Westminster Secondary School which remained fully operational throughout construction.

Contract Value

$25m CAD

Prime Consultant

Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd.

Project Owner

Golden Hills School Division #75 / Town of Strathmore

Contract Format

Construction Management

Completion Date

December 2018

Contract Duration

27 months (including pre-construction)