Farley Mowat Public School
Nepean, Ontario (2006)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Farley Mowat Public School opened its doors to students on September 5, 2006. Located in the neighbourhood of Chapman Mills in Barrhaven, a suburb of Ottawa, this beautiful school serves students in junior kindergarten to grade six in both the English and French Immersion programmes. The design features of this school include an open plan in the common areas, and an abundance of windows. In particular, a skylight, above the second floor corridor, allows sunlight to stream into internal spaces, and brightens both the first and second levels of the building. Provisions were made in the design to allow a future addition to be constructed. The corridors were designed “open-ended” so as to allow classrooms to be added without disruption to the school year or to the occupants.