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Arthur A. Leach Junior High School, Pembina Trails School Division

Address:1827 Chancellor Drive
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1974
Other Work:Possible addition in 1990-91
Architects:Johnson and Mager Architects
Firms:Johnson and Mager Architects
Contractors:Maple Leaf Construction (Site Development)
Surety Construction Co. Ltd.

More Information

Low and broad on its bermed site, Arthur A. Leach is a medium-size junior high school for 430 students in grades 7 to 9; a strong applied arts program with specialized courses in graphic design, broadcast journalism and domestic science rounds out the regular academic curriculum.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Waverley Heights
  • West-facing on a prominent corner location, the school balances its welcoming recessed entrance block, approached by a plaza up from the bus loop, with its sweeping walls of precast panels which jut slightly over the lower wall portion faced in limestone for a monochromatic finish with mixed textures
  • Its irregular footprint reveals the various areas separated by function, such as the band room with its stepped seating, the shops areas and once-open academic classrooms grouped around a large resource centre

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Inc.