Drawing upon Blackadder’s early work with the prominent British architectural firm, George & Yeates, the fourth Lynn Valley School was designed in the sophisticated Edwardian Baroque style. George Baynes and William McLeod Horie, the leading Vancouver-based contractors of the time, were hired for their eminent skills in construction of commercial and school buildings.
The school’s alternating bands of brick and sandstone are a perfect illustration of Baynes & Horie’s talent.
The banding and the bull’s-eye windows on the east and west sides of the school draw attention to the building and accentuate its grandeur.
The fourth Lynn Valley School is considered to be Blackadder and MacKay’s most important public building. Its character defining elements include: hipped roofs, the metal cornice, the flagpole and the stone & brick quoins, as well as the carved stone signage of the boys and girls entrances on the west side of the building. All of these elements speak to its service to the community and its embodiment of childhood memories.