Sunchild is a school built for the native peoples of the Sunchild First Nation. The opportunity to build for such a unique culture in a unique setting provided a very exciting challenge. The school was built to respond to the environment. It is simple and hard, characteristics that reflect a harsh land. It stands strong against the opposition of the surrounding forces of nature.
The school offers a place to meet, a place to take refuge on many levels. The people are proud and strong and wished to have a school that expressed them in function as well as in legacy. Sunchild is a powerful and bold statement onto the community and the land.
Near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada