Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Shamrock School

Address:831 Beaverhill Boulevard
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:Addition in 1978
Architects:Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie, Johnson and Mager Architects (1978)
Firms:Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle

Design Characteristics

  • Shamrock School is a large one-storey elementary school built of concrete and steel in a style that was popular at the time and usually indicated an open-air classroom philosophy of education, as in this case
  • Low and long on its site with few windows and its structural materials clearly expressed, especially the exposed concrete of the walls
  • Each classroom has a strip of three small windows, stylized with aluminum framing top and bottom in a recessed opening about the dimensions of a garage door
  • Naturally the trim is painted bright green in keeping with the name Shamrock, while the base of textured concerete is grey and the upper wall a pale stucco