École Publique Jean-Éthier Blais – Classroom Addition (CSPGNO)

Project Type
educational institutional
Project Size
186M² / 2,000 SF
Completion Date
Sudbury, Ontario

3rdline.Studio designed the 2000 sqft portable addition to École Publique Jean-Éthier-Blais. The addition itself includes two new classrooms and two new offices. The design was developed to allow for the expansion of up to four additional classrooms in the future.

Key Features

Creative solution was found to allow expansion of the school via corridor link.
Conventional construction methods were used to allow the quick and inexpensive assembly of the building.
Creative connections were achieved by maintaining the same flooring pattern throughout the existing space leading into the addition.

Services Rendered


  • Creation of two classrooms and two offices with room for future expansion
  • Limited construction period with continued school operation during construction period


3rdLine.Studio worked closely with city officials to develop an exterior link that would enable the new classroom/ office structure to be treated as a s separate building rather than addition. This in addition to placement and location of the structure was established in consideration of the school’s plan for future expansion.

Work photography by Gerry Kingsley

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