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Architect announced for Summerland Branch library building

May 28, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce that Urban Arts Architecture has been awarded the contract for the new Summerland Branch library building.

Urban Arts Architecture (UAA) is an award winning Vancouver based architectural firm specializing in community and cultural projects across the province. Their projects include libraries, cultural facilities, advanced education facilities, community centres, childcare facilities, recreation, and other multi-use civic facilities.

“It’s a very exciting time,” says Catherine Lord, board chair for the ORL. “We are so pleased with the pace that everyone has been able to set for this important project. We know the community can’t wait to walk through the doors of the new library and choosing an architect that can provide a superb quality of work and meet our timelines was very important for us.”

“All of the applicants were excellent quality and we want to thank them all for the time and effort they put into their responses,” says Carol Zanon, chair of the ORL Summerland Project Board Committee. “It was a difficult decision but we are very pleased with the proposal that Urban Arts Architecture put forward and look forward to working with them.”

The architect will be working closely with Tango Project and Construction Management, the project manager for the new building. There will be consultations with stakeholders in the coming weeks, culminating with a public open house on Tuesday, June 10th from 4 to 7 pm in the current Summerland Branch of the ORL. Everyone is welcome to attend to view the initial plans for the library and provide input.

The Summerland Branch of the ORL is currently located at 9525 Wharton Street. For more information please call Michele Rule at 250-860-4033 ext 2456 or email

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