One Varsity

Smart design in the heart of Kelowna’s University District


Kelowna, BC




Arcadis IBI Group


Kerkhoff Construction Ltd.

The 35-storey One Varsity is one of the tallest buildings in Kelowna

ONE Varsity is situated in Kelowna’s bustling University District, offering a unique living experience in the heart of this thriving small city. Residents of ONE Varsity enjoy well-designed living spaces within walking distance of the future UBCO campus and the picturesque lake. This community represents a rare chance to be part of a vibrant, socially oriented environment brimming with innovation and intellect, serving as a catalyst in Kelowna’s evolving narrative. With its expanding downtown core, trendy microbreweries, scenic vineyards, abundant wineries, and convenient access to major centers in Canada and the U.S., Kelowna has transformed from a charming small town into a rapidly growing and dynamic small city. Not to mention, the city’s proximity to breathtaking natural landscapes, including pristine lakes and pristine powder skiing, adds to its appeal.

Notable KOR Structural Solutions

  • The 35-storey building features all concrete construction, with concrete flat slabs on typical residential and parking floors.
  • Concrete shear walls arranged into a central core in the middle of the tower provide lateral resistance to wind and seismic loads.
  • Transfer slabs and slab bands at the podium roof are used to transition tower columns seamlessly into the parking structure.
  • An at-grade pile cap and pile foundation system transfer the building loads deep into the sandy soils found in the Okanagan.

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