Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes has designed and supervised the construction of projects in northern Quebec since 1984. Building in this region involves a series of challenges that our team has learned to work with over the past decades. These include construction methods, site conditions, and material selection, all of which must be adapted to the extreme climatic conditions (cold, snow, high winds, permafrost instability) and the limited accessibility and material availability. Some of the challenges of teaching in this context were also taken into account in the design of the interior spaces of Ikusik School, by favouring ultra-resistant materials and the development of soothing environments. This contributes to establishing a climate that nurtures wellbeing, exchange, and learning.