South Okanagan Secondary School


Completed in 2014, the expansion and renovation to the existing secondary school consisted of a partial demolition, a new addition (gymnasium related space, science superlab and classrooms, multi-purpose student commons space), retention of an existing gym, renovations of the existing Tech Ed Building, and renovations to the 1948 Art Deco wood frame main building and 600 seat community theatre. Tragically, in September 2011 the 1948 portion burnt entirely to the ground, leaving only the new addition, existing gym and Tech Ed Building. The revised project scope included a 395 seat Performing Arts Theatre, and additional Neighbourhoods of Learning components including a daycare, and community service offices.

Southern Okanagan Secondary School of Oliver was named the Judges’ Choice winner for best overall entry at the 2014 Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards and also won the Excellence Award in the Community Facilities category.