Chaoyin International School

Located in Richmond, British Columbia, Chaoyin International School (CIS) is an elementary school providing world-class private education for students from kindergarten to grade seven. CIS holds a strong commitment to operating a facility where children are given the opportunity to develop a confident and responsible attitude towards learning. CIS encourages students to learn through cooperation, exploration and introspection while empowering them to support one another. CIS offers the only Mandarin Language Program at the elementary level in Richmond, providing a unique opportunity to learn two languages and cultures.

Williams Engineering (WE) provided mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services for the design and construction of the Chaoyin International School. In close coordination with the architect and other disciplines, WE provided the fire suppression design for the facility in addition to communication systems, fire alarm systems and emergency life safety systems. WE’s electrical team completed power distribution and lighting designs for the school. HVAC and general exhaust system designs were provided by WE’s mechanical team in addition to the plumbing design, which included sanitary, stormwater, domestic water and natural gas systems.

WE’s designs ensure classrooms at CIS are wired for the newest technology with the ability to install new capabilities as technology evolves. Multi-purpose spaces have been included in the school’s design to facilitate cross-grade support and collaboration. Chaoyin International School creates an inviting and dynamic environment that encourages students to reach their full potential through creativity, innovation and curiosity.