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Red Barn Montessori

Date: 2017
Type: Design and General Contractor for Existing Home Renovation and Workshop
Location: Squamish


The Red Barn Montessori project in Brackendale was a challenging but rewarding one. The clients came to us wanting to transform an existing space into a Montessori School for young children. The space was made up of 3 connected buildings, a garage, a two-bedroom rental suite and the existing main house. The spaces had seen many renovations over the years and basically needed to be gutted back to the studs and structurally re-built to allow for all interior walls to be removed. In the end it would be one very clean, modern and beautiful space for kids to learn. The garage was turned into what became the new front entrance to the school complete with a true timber frame structure at the front door. The back of the space had a large covered play area built to allow for the children to play outside while staying dry. Due to the garage being turned into a classroom the clients needed a new garage space which was built at the rear of the property. The timeline for this project did not allow for any delays as it needed to be completed in time for the next school year. Everything went off without a hitch and the space is now home to 12 very short and very energetic students every day.

There is a better way to build.