Kitsilano Secondary School
Renewing Kitsilano Secondary
The Kitsilano Secondary Seismic Renewal Plan includes: retention of the 1927 historic elevation, a and new 21st Century teaching and learning environment, including a gym built to post-disaster (structural) standards, and Neighbourhood Learning Centre space for school and community use which include 350-seat theatre, three gyms, weight room and meeting rooms.
For further information call VSB Planning and Facilities at 604 713-5254.
Kitsilano Secondary is Under Construction
- Construction Phase I: Spring 2014 – Summer 2015
- Construction Phase II: Spring 2015 – Summer 2015
- Construction Phase III: Summer 2015 – Spring 2017
- Construction Phase IV: Spring 2017 – Fall 2017
View From Trafalgar Street
School Interior Spaces
Heritage Hall Gym Looking North
Street of Learning Looking North Street of Learning Looking South
Detailed Facility Planning
VSB awards contract to Bouygues Building Canada
On August 27, 2013 the Vancouver School Board announced the award of a fixed-price contract to Bouygues Building Canada to design and build the Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal project. With an estimated project cost of $62.2 million, the completed school will provide students, teachers and the local community with a modern, sustainable and seismically safe facility. The team will begin work in the fall, with completion expected in time for the 2017 school year. See link VSB News Release for more information.
Open House - August 1, 2013
A public open house was held at the Kitsilano School gym on August 1st 2013 from 4-8pm to provide an update on the renewal process and present elements of the proponent submissions.
Open House - June 27, 2012
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come to the Open House.
Open House Boards
- Welcome and Project Update
- Background: About Kitsilano Secondary
- Renewal Process: Project Defintion Phase and Detailed Facility Planning
- Owner Statement of Requirements
- City of Vancouver: Design Guidelines
- Heritage Conservation Plan: Key Elements
- Evaluation Approach
- Next Steps
Ministry Announcement - October 2011
The Province announced that Kitsilano Secondary School will be renewed through a $57.8 million restoration project. See the Ministry of Education News Release link for more information.
Development of the Draft Concept Design Plan - Project Definition Report Phase
Capital Project Bylaw - December 14, 2010
The Board Trustees approved a capital project bylaw – Option D2. For more information see the staff memo Capital Project Bylaw for Kitsilano Secondary Seismic Renewal Concept D2 and the District News article.
Board Meeting - July 5, 2010
The Board confirmed Concept D2 as the preferred development option. Click here to see the meeting minutes.
Committee II - June 22, 2010
All three concepts (A2, D2 and F) were presented to the VSB at the June 22, 2010 Planning Committee II meeting. The Consultant Team presented a report that recommends support for a preferred school renewal concept that will incorporate key heritage elements (D2).
Open House - March 3, 2010
The Open House was well attended, with an estimated 225 people visiting. More than 177 people submitted comment forms either at the Open House or in the week following.
The feedback is documented in the Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal Plan Open House Summary and an associated Appendix - Comment Form Responses and Other Written Responses.
As result of the feedback, a variety of work has been generated by the consultant team and shared with the Kitsilano School Planning Team. This is documented in the Open House Issues & Responses and an associated Appendix, which includes a set of plans and illustrations of key ideas.
Developing the Concept Options
The Project Consultant Team developed the proposed concepts and the accompanying materials with input from the VSB Steering Committee, Kitsilano School Planning Team (KSPT), Kits staff and students.
- Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal Plan Newsletter (Jan 2010)
- Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal Plan Newsletter (Feb 2010)
- Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal Plan Newsletter (June 2010)
- Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal Plan Status Report (May 26, 2010)
Kitsilano Secondary Vision Summary - February 2009
The creation of the Vision was an opportunity for staff, parents of Kits and feeder schools, students, alumni and other community members to come together, obtain information, engage in discussion, and share their ideas for the Kits seismic upgrade and school renewal process. The vision is a starting point for planning a renewed school.
- Planning Principles (Revised Dec 2009)
The Project Charter - November 2008
The Project Charter is a project management document that identifies how the Vancouver School Board and consultants CitySpaces Consulting Ltd. will work together to meet the project objectives, critical success factors, address potential issues or constraints, and bring the project components together in a Draft Capital Project Agreement.
Neighbourhood Learning Centre Initiative
The Neighbourhood Learning Centres initiative is part of the Provincial Seismic Mitigation Program. The initiative encourages community partners to share space within the renewed school facility. The Ministry of Education will provide additional space as part of the capital project to accommodate community services. Partner agencies are expected to provide their own operational funds and are encouraged to contribute capital funding where possible. For more information see Ministry of Education website for additional background information.