District of Sicamous: Civic Centre, Sicamous, BC

This award-winning civic centre for the District of Sicamous surpassed the client’s expectations and earned LEED Gold Certified status.

Client Challenge

The District of Sicamous wanted to increase the efficiency of their operations by bringing all their facilities together under one roof, but without increasing the building footprint. The facility also had to be able to be expanded as the District grows. The new compact civic centre would include the District’s council chambers, administration offices, the Okanagan Regional Library, the Sicamous Museum and the Visitor Information Centre.

Landmark Solution

Landmark Architecture was retained to lead the project through design, construction, and project closeout. Services included coordination of multiple stakeholders, site design, functional programming, design of an institutional building with commercial-type components, and upgrading the site to include a geo-exchange system.

The end result is a 14,000 ft² building, which includes 7,000 ft² of office space that meets Government Office Space Standards (GOSS). The project also included a geo-exchange heating/cooling system, which reduces ongoing operating costs, and low VOC finishes that provide a healthy working environment. The design also allows for future expansion to a third floor.

  • Community
  • Recreational
  • 14,000 sq ft
  • $3.6 million
  • Aimed for LEED Silver, but achieved award for LEED Gold.
  • District of Sicamous