Jean Steckle School

Jean Steckle School

Kitchener, Ontario


A drastic transformation of a total of four spaces on a new campus serving a variety of ages in Kitchener, ON.

Completed in 2013, the project at Jean Steckle Public School included the development of 4 different sites on a new campus. Through the development of the buildings, most of the open space had been designated to sports fields and hard courts. As a result, the design team was left with relatively odd and challenging parcels to work with. The result was a transformation of these drainage ditches and narrow spaces into beautiful, natural playgrounds – two early childhood spaces as well as the JK/SK program. Some of the highlights of this project include a fort weaved from full-grown living willow trees and a beautiful amphitheater. Additionally, this was our first project where we utilized acrylic art panels to divide age groups to meet licensing requirements while affording intergenerational artistic collaboration.

10300 square feet

Age Group:
School Age

Built in:

130 Woodbine Ave, Kitchener, ON N2R 1Y2

Jean Steckle School