Kiwedin Public School is located on a prominent city street in the City’s north – central district. The design objective was to transform the existing building to reflect a fresh and modern appearance that would reinvigorate this school’s image, particularly in the eyes of the children whom attend the school. The design process involved a careful examination of elementary school environments and the use of appropriate materials that would create a playful yet durable environment. The project involves installing new glass walls to permit natural light within the existing school entrance, a roof canopy to mark the entrance, and a new landscaped entrance plaza. The perimeter of the entire school will be refurbished utilizing a combination of “longboard” cedar planks, wood “parklex” panelling, fibre cement panels, and an array of multi coloured metal siding.