The Jean Baptiste Sewepagaham School was designed as a full masonry building with CMU walls and brick veneer. The biggest challenge on the project was the remote location and aggressive construction schedule. Fox Lake is just south of the Northwest Territories border in northern Alberta. All materials for the project had to be shipped in winter on an ice road or barged in on the river. All the brick and block for this project was brought to site by K. Hansen Masonry over six weeks beginning in January 2010 on trucks over the ice road. Despite the many challenges the project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
A&E Architectural group chose to utilize a rangy red brick from Hanson Brick called ‘Medium Range, Shaletex in a metric modular size. The accent colour is Sunnybrook Blend, Matt also from Hanson Brick