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 (middle image above) takes its form from a modern interpretation of the typical pit house cross-section.


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Penticton, BC, Canada

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  • Iredale Group Architecture
  • Andrew Doran