Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Beaverlodge Elementary, Pembina Trails School Division

Address:6691 Rannock Avenue
Original Use:Educational
Architects:Ward Macdonald and Partners
Contractors:John Tabernesce

Design Characteristics

  • It is mainly one-story but rises on a steep angle to the higher gym wing, which makes for good visual interest on the facade
  • Careful window design breaks up a monochromatic finish of precast panels on the upper wall with split-face limestone below; in particular, a rare semi-round window just east of the main entrance and near grade level evokes the shape and scale of the school's namesake, a beaver's lodge
  • The layout centres around a large open resource space with classrooms on three sides and the fourth direction dedicated to a music room with stepped risers, the gym, a large kindergarten area and some other specialized functions
  • Large yard shared with Westdale Junior High

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Inc.