This new school was opened in 2014. Located on the University of British Columbia campus, the large school grounds offered an opportunity to incorporate a number of innovative stormwater management practices. Planted swales, poured rubber swales, and a fenced retention pond provide sustainable methods of dealing with water runoff on Vancouver’s rainy days. A channel conveys runoff from the roof into a poured rubber swale that is adjacent to the play area. This provides both an excellent learning opportunity and a fun place to splash around in wearing gumboots. Curved concrete walls divide space, provide places to sit, and border planted beds containing shade trees. Repurposed boulders and incorporated throughout the design, recessed into grass and poured rubber surfaces. Norma Rose Point provides a few excellent examples of phasing. (speak to sundial and phased play equipment).