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Green Acres School

Address:335 Queens Ave, Brandon
Constructed:1963
Architects:Libling Michener and Associates

More Information

Opened in 1963, Green Acres school is a one storey building with a ‘butterfly’ roof shape. Its original T-shaped plan had 12 classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, and offices to accommodate 280 students from grades 1 to 8.

The school was the first pre-fab (pre-engineered) school building in Manitoba. It opened 5 months later than planned, due in part to problems with the pre-engineered roof and wall systems.

Its steel and glass design was altered in the 1970s energy-saving era as evidenced by the many small windows, an approach seen throughout the province.

A new gymnasium extension has been recently constructed at the rear of the school. Its two-tone masonry construction contrasts with the simple lines and materials of the original school.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Green Acres
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Sources

  • "Green Acres School Finally Ready for Students," The Brandon Sun, February 8, 1963