St. Patrick and Weledeh Schools

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

École St. Patrick High School was completed in 1995, as a joint venture between TAG (then called Pin-Matthews Architects) and Graham Edmunds Architecture.

Weledeh Catholic Elementary School was completed by Pin-Matthews in 2001.

These two schools are combined with a double gymnasium and circulation spine. St. Pat's is built around a large exposed rock promontory with classroom wings designed as pavilions that extend from the large central area. The central rock area functions as a space to work, hang out and socialize, or host ceremonies, presentations and events. Musical and theatrical performances, as well as community gatherings, frequently take place here both during and after school hours.