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Chute Lake Elementary School

Chute Lake Elementary School, located on a school/park site in the new Kettle Valley residential area of Kelowna, accommodates 350 students grades 1-7 plus 80 kindergarten students. The design is organized with public community-use components at the west end of the building to facilitate access and security. The two-storey high main entrance lobby is linked to a circulation space that gives access to the gym, servery, stage/multi-purpose room, and general office. The glassed-in library has a curved “frontage” that is entered from this circulation hub, enhancing the sense that this area forms the “heart” of the school. A distinctive feature of the school is the placement of several small multi-purpose seminar rooms around the building, each accessible to the adjacent classrooms and to the corridor. Educationally, these spaces will function to support small group instruction, itinerant teacher-student activities, and cooperative planning for team teaching. This project was completed in association with Bevanda Architecture.

Photographer: Jayme Lum

Project Stats

  • Client: School District No.23, Central Okanagan
  • Location: Kelowna, BC
  • Size: 3,110 sq.m.
  • Project Type: New Build
  • Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build