Renovations to Okanagan Mission Secondary School consisted of three phases beginning with the addition of a new wing with 11 classrooms and a full- size gym, creating 300 new student spaces to increase the school’s capacity to 1,050. The new wing also features open learning spaces to support B.C.’s new curriculum, including a central space where students can work collaboratively on projects. Also included in Phase 1 is a new performance space, complete with a state of the art stage lighting system.
The latest geothermal technology is used to heat and cool the new wing, and it is equipped with LED lighting, occupancy based controls and a networked building automation system. All of these features are reducing the school’s energy use and saving money.
The second phase of the project included a renovating the administrative offices and counselling area. The third phase puts the finishing touches on the school, updating the foyer and added a beautiful new front entrance.
Falcon Engineering Ltd. provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for all three phases including design of the open loop geothermal system.