The Vancouver School Board has awarded a fixed-price contract to Bouygues Building Canada to design and build the Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal (KSSR) project.
The estimated project cost is $62.2 million, which includes the requirement to incorporate the latest in seismic construction standards.
The 202,362-square-foot, three-storey facility will include a new academic wing with specialty classrooms and program spaces, as well as a new library, three gymnasiums and a 350-seat theatre.
The main historical facade of the school, which dates back to 1927, will be preserved.
The project is targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification.
Design-build activities will get underway this fall and work will be carried out in phases on the existing site. Completion is expected by the beginning of the September 2017 school year.