Se't A'newey Kina'matino'kuom - Saint Anne's School
The design for the Miawpukek First Nation K4-12 Grade school emerged from a reading of landscape and community. The school, located in Conne River, Newfoundland, is directly adjacent to the community's Powwow grounds. The building form takes cues from the directional pattern of its remote site—the linear classroom wings echo the ‘fingerprint’ left on the land by the glaciers. The primary axis of the building is oriented north/south. At the center of the school, a meeting place emerges as a circular room topped by a woven light drum and anchored by the Mi’kmaq eight-point star articulated in the floor tile.