St. Paul Mixed Use Development

Kelowna, BC

This five-storey, 88-unit residential development places four levels of suites over a ground floor that combines a graceful two-storey entry lobby with service rooms and 37 parking stalls and 10 bicycle parking stalls concealed behind an elegant screen of concrete, glass and metal grillwork. The hotel is being planned in Kelowna’s cultural district and is the first new hotel to be planned in downtown Kelowna in almost thirty years.

The buildings’ architecture is informed by it’s location in Kelowna’s downtown ‘north end’ where a historical building fabric that includes brick warehouses converted to retail and pub uses, a train station restaurant as well as fruit packing plants, a metal fabrication shop and concrete plant collide with a new RCMP building and several recent 20-35 storey condominium towers. The architectural response is a ‘timeless’ building that combines a symmetrical form, vertically divided into ‘base/middle/top using classical proportions and vertical fenestration patterns., The building is clad in combination of white brick and cement stucco with divided windows in a contrasting charcoal colours as well corrugated metal cladding to create a high contrast, familiar yet industrial experience to this ‘transitional’ neighborhood.

Project Data

Status: Under Construction
Floor Area: 30,000sf
Owner:  Evergreen Lands
Staff: Jim Meiklejohn – Principal + Project Architect
Shirley Ng – Production + Permitting