Mulgrave Senior School

Mulgrave Senior School

Mulgrave Senior School

A High School Modeled after University

Mulgrave School is a West Vancouver independent school that follows the International Baccalaureate program for students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. As the inaugural project of Mulgrave’s new master plan (also completed by HDR), the goal of the Senior School was to create an environment that feels more like a university than a high school; a space that is stimulating, welcoming, flexible and supports quality learning. The resulting state-of-the-art facility supports 21st Century Learning principles.

Key features include:

  • Classrooms in a variety of configurations and sizes that support various learning styles through flexible configurations, with smaller collaborative areas and larger group spaces
  • Wide, non-linear arteries — rather than straight corridors — surrounded by niches and nooks offering options for students to collaborate, talk, relax or work independently in safe, supervise-able spaces
  • Flat-screen monitors, projection screens and projectors in classrooms to facilitate flexible instruction and learning
  • A fully accessible green roof providing stormwater retention and roof insulation, and serving as an outdoor play area and learning space
  • A low-profile, tiered amphitheatre creating seating that looks onto a temporary stage location with a spectacular background view of Burrard Inlet

"We opened the new senior school today and everyone in the community has been blown away by what an outstanding facility this is. Many congratulations to the HDR | CEI team for creating such a magnificent space.”

John Wray, Head of School, Mulgrave School

Mulgrave Senior School
Mulgrave Independent School Society

West Vancouver, BC

42,000 SF (3,900 m²)


Wood Design Awards, Winner (2017)
Interior Beauty Design Category
Wood WORKS! British Columbia
Pinnacle Award (2016)
Association for Learning Environments, Pacific Northwest Region
Silver Award of Excellence (2015)
$15 to 40 Million Category
Vancouver Regional Construction Association for Contractors