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UBCO Gym Office Renovation

  • Client
    University of British Columbia – Okanagan
  • Location
    Kelowna, BC
  • Completion
  • Photographer
    Brit Kwasney Photography


The University of British Columbia Okanagan basketball team, The Heat, required an expansion and upgrade to their offices on campus. An existing flat roof, which was intended for future expansion, was utilized to create a 218 sq m open plan office with private interview rooms for staff and students. The scope of work included the demolition of existing brickwork, concrete columns, windows, and roofing to create a new infill.

The use of curtain wall and glazed interior partitions allow light to enter the new addition and the existing gym space. A generous amount of wood detailing helps create a warm and welcoming environment. Offices and meeting rooms throughout the space have views of the university campus and Okanagan landscape.

The main focal point of the expansion is the addition of new box window seating and trophy cabinet, which animates the foyer from outside the office while also creating a relaxing waiting area inside The Heat offices.

The UBCO Heat branding and colour scheme help strengthen the prominence and visibility of the offices.