County of Grande Prairie


County of Grande Prairie

Market Sector

Education, Local Government, Residential


Municipal Consulting, Planning

Five Mile High School Design Charrette

County of Grande Prairie, Canada

The County of Grande Prairie acquired a quarter section of land to accommodate the expansion needs of the local school districts. However, the amount of land acquired was greater than what the school districts saw as necessary to accommodate forecasted school population growth. V3 was retained to carry out a four-day design charrette with the goal of developing a preferred design. This process included engagement with the school boards, County Council, administration, local sport organizations and the general public. V3 created a preferred design that accommodated two elementary schools, one high school, recreational fields, small commercial area, a public works facility and a residential community. The lands included an existing community hall that would be retained and improved to facilitate multiple uses. The recommended design for the two elementary schools included an integrated indoor recreational facility that could be used by both the schools and the wider community.