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.
2010 World Architectural News Magazine: Top 25 Schools in the World
2012 Best in Canada, Interiors Magazine
Penticton Indian Band
18,800 square feet
Kendall Jessiman (Building Envelope)