OUTMA SQILX’W CULTURAL SCHOOL Penticton, BC
This First Nations community school is located on a bench overlooking Penticton, with breathtaking views of Skaha Lake and Lake Okanagan. The Client’s request to have the building grow from the site encouraged the design to adopt an organic form language, evoking textures and patterns found in the surrounding hillsides. These organic forms continue throughout the interior. The cultural education room is an artistic interpretation of the subterranean house traditionally used by the Okanagan people.