Environmental Design

Environmental Design

The Program

Elementary 5 – 6
High School 1 – 5

This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of environmental design, which undertakes to impact the living spaces of citizens by putting environmental and social concerns at the heart of its practice. Students design and carry out an environmental design project in order to create a legacy for both their school and neighbourhood communities. To do so, students conduct an environmental analysis as well as a public consultation. They then design their project thanks to 2D and 3D drawings, whether by hand or with a computer, as well as models and photomontages, which will ultimately lead to the actual construction of the project.


  • 0. Groundwork

  • 1. Introducing the project

  • 2. Analyzing the environment

  • 3. Ideation

  • 4. Public consultation

  • 5. Learning the techniques

  • 6. Designing the project

  • 7. Carrying out the project

  • 8. Participating in the end-of-year event

  • 9. Inauguration

  • 10. Retrospection

The students are sensitized to environmental issues, and are educated in active citizenry. Our Project coordinators are experts in their field, and therefore mentor the students on urban planning opportunities and issues, and on helping sustain the efforts already afoot in their community, including their school.The Environmental Design project fosters finding solutions to problems instead of criticizing them, and helps students develop their creative and logical thinking through stimulating teamwork.

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By the Numbers

17 mentors

25 coordinators university students or recent graduates

31 schools in Quebec and Ontario

943 youth focus of the project