This 2-storey commercial office building on the edge of downtown Kelowna functions as a regional office and meeting hub for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union. Its program consists of office space on the second storey and a large meeting hall with support spaces at grade. The building’s location sits in-between a quiet single-family residential neighbourhood and a busy retail centre. The project is designed to quietly act as a bridge between both uses. It incorporates the surrounding residential sense of place through its lower scale, vernacular brick and wood materials, and associated colour scheme, while addressing the street in a more public, retail manner.
Completed under previous firm Studio B Architects.