SK’ELEP SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE  Kamloops, BC

The Sk’elep School of Excellence is an example of bold geometric forms announcing their presence in a vast desert landscape. Each form has a specific function – whether to block highway noise, shield classroom pods from intense sunlight, or create an intimate and protected courtyard for outdoor teaching. The classroom interior roof structures were designed to mimic a basket weave, and were prefabricated by a single person, then lifted into place. Iredale Architecture worked closely with the school administration to respond to the unique requirements of this facility.

SIZE

18,500 square feet

CLIENT

Kamloops Indian Band

SERVICES

Architectural

PRINCIPALS

Peter Hildebrand (with Ib G. Hansen Architect Ltd.)

COMPLETED

2003