OUTMA SQILX’W CULTURAL SCHOOL

 

This First Nations community school is located on a bench overlooking Penticton, with breathtaking views over Skaha Lake and Lake Okanagan. The client’s request to have the building grow from the site enables the design to take on a more organic form language, evoking textures and patterns found in the surrounding hillsides. Organic forms continue throughout the interior. The cultural education space takes its form from a modern interpretation of the typical pit house cross-section.

 

AWARDS

2010 World Architectural News Magazine: Top 25 Schools in the World

2012 Best in Canada, Interiors Magazine

CLIENT

Penticton Indian Band

 

LOCATION

Penticton, BC

 

SIZE

18,800 square feet

 

SERVICES

Architectural

PARTNERS

Peter Hildebrand
Kendall Jessiman (Building Envelope)

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Stefan Walsh