Westminster School — 1951

Westminster School, photo by James Dow.

Westminster School, photo by James Dow.

13712 104 Avenue

Designed by: W.W. Butchart
Built by: Parsons
Original Owner: Edmonton Public School Board

Westminster School is an excellent example of the International Style, which is typified by the use of clean horizontal lines, flat roofs, large expanses of horizontally-composed windows and two colours of brick that reinforce the building’s horizontal emphasis. The main entrance is offset, creating an asymmetrical form at the front of the building. A flagpole sets off this formal entrance and provides a point of visual interest. 


Bill Butchart designed schools to last
Lawrence Herzog, It’s Our Heritage, Vol 28 No 50, December 16, 2010 


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