Aberdeen Preparatory School is a private school adjacent to the UBCO campus in Kelowna. Meiklejohn Architects has led the master planning and building design of all of Aberdeen Hall. The sloping site provides design challenges as well as sweeping views of the neighbouring valley. The campus design incorporates a formal axial arrangement of buildings along a ‘bench’ in the slope, which encourages a casual but controlled crossover of all student and faculty. To manage a variety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the entrance to the high school and future buildings is separate from the preschool and elementary school entrance. The robust materials used in this project – including raw concrete and large timbers – are in keeping with the rustic setting.