Okanagan College Centre of Excellence
583 Duncan Avenue West, Penticton BC
The Centre of Excellence is designed to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, which includes
net-zero energy and water consumption and several other environmental considerations. To accomplish
these objectives, the facility takes advantage of many innovative green building technologies. alivingclassroom
ATLAS has incorporated a complete perimeter horizontal lifeline system on the roofs of this extraordinary
building. With the structure of the building being primarily exposed engineered timber, the primary
design focus was to avoid any of our mechanical fasteners to be visible from the interior. Working in conjunction with the client, ATLAS designed a custom detail for our pedestal to be fastened using lag screws to engineered timber beams, eliminating the conventional installation method of capturing structural members. Another example of Atlas’ ability to provide solutions for any architectural scenario.