By | On March 28, 2013 | News, Project Award

Toronto, Ontario, March 28, 2013 —York Catholic District School Board awarded Snyder Architects the design of a Block 40 Catholic Elementary School.

Block 40 will be one of four new schools Snyder Architects designed for the Board to embody the spirit of light and community, including St. Michael the Archangel which opened September 2012.

“We’re excited to define a warm and inviting place for the Catholic community,” said Founding Principal of Snyder Architects, Doug Snyder.

The 2 storey school is to support 694 students and open for September 1, 2014. It will house kindergartens, classrooms, special education and, science rooms; gymnasium and library; and multi-use rooms that can adapt to the diverse needs of students and the larger community.

Firm Principal and Project Architect, Avinash Garde, said “the design aims to achieve an energy efficiency that is 40% better than the MNECB (Model National Energy Code for Buildings).”

Snyder Architects, established in 1980, is a full-service planning and architecture firm located in Toronto specializing in Education and Long Term Care design.  In-house services include architecture and master planning, facility studies, programming, interior design, graphic design, and project / construction management.  Recent projects include the latest phase of the Shepherd Village Community of Care as well as the Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School and Essa Public Library, winner of the 2012 CEO Award for Environmental Stewardship.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with Doug Snyder, please contact Sheva Zohouri at 416.966.5444 x245 or email Sheva at

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