N53 ARCHITECTURE INC

CENTRE FOR EDUCATION

INSTITUTIONAL

EDMONTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EPS)
CENTRE FOR EDUCATION

EDMONTON, ALBERTA

ATRIUM SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

N53 ARCHITECTURE was engaged by EdmonĀ­ton Public Schools (EPS) to assess the Centre for Education atrium skylight and provide recommendations for renovation or replacement. The barrel vault atrium skylight had a history of failure and repairs throughout the course of its lifespan. The solution was to be sensitive to the original design and cost conscious. N53 provided three solutions that included: replacing the barrel-vault, a knee-wall with ridge and a clerestory option. N53 provided digital visualizations and sun studies for the latter options.

Based on the benefits over the other proposed solutions, including reduced maintenance, heating and cooling costs, the EPS selected the clerestory option.