St. Patrick and Weledeh Schools

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Completed in 1995, 2001

Weledeh Catholic Elementary and École St. Patrick High School are two facilities 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.