Villa Français des Jeunes – Classroom Renovations (CSPGNO)

Project Type
educational institutional
Project Size
409M² / 4,400 SF
Completion Date
Elliot Lake, Ontario

3rdline.Studio performed a full renovation to five existing classrooms at Villa Francaise des Jeunes located in Elliot Lake to create two large classrooms and a common area suited to new elementary STEM programming.

Key Features

Flexible Space
Combined classrooms and a shared common area amongst classrooms creates opportunity for collaborative learning.
Transparency + Visibility
New windows provide visibility into classrooms from the common space increasing the safety of students while animating the space.
Outdoor Access
Overhead doors create a unique opportunity to extend the learning environment to the outdoors

Services Rendered


  • Creation of two classrooms and a commons suited to elementary STEM learning and programming within the footprint of the existing high school
  • Creation of a flexible learning spaces suited to collaborative learning
  • Access to outdoors


Two new flexible classrooms have been located at the perimeter of the school with a commons located central to both classrooms. This arrangement provides daylighting, access to the outdoors and central access to a shared common space shared by all students. The strategic location provides separation from the highschool students giving the elementary students their own space and area for learning which maintaining required exits and paths to exits. Custom modular millwork creates opportunities for  the division and or separation of space while maintaining visibility.

Work photography by Gerry Kingsley

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