Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Hedges Middle School

Address:369 Fairlane Avenue
Original Use:Educational
Architects:Pratt and Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associate

More Information

Built in 1969 for the Assiniboine North School Division and poised to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, Hedges Middle School is the middle years component in a huge campus which includes Buchanan Elementary and John Taylor High schools, as well as a small community club. It is a large school, built all at one time and intact to its period.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Crestview, St. James
  • The school is constructed in a series of modular spaces according to function, which makes for alively exterior that transitions smoothly because of uniform limestone facing and window detailing; shadowing reads well on the monochromatic texture of the stone
  • The building is mainly one-storey except for the gym section, which is tied to the rest of the building by the use of a mansard roof which is repeated in the front entrance canopy detail