Design released for JoeAnna's House behind Kelowna Hospital

As fundraising continues - the KGH Foundation has released the design for JoeAnna's House.

It'll function as a home away from home for hundreds of families every year who must travel from across BC for a loved one to receive care at Kelowna General Hospital.

The rendering shows a modern farmhouse design, with stained wood elements, on the corner of Royal Avenue and Abbott Street just behind KGH. 

Once built, JoeAnna’s House will offer 20 guest rooms, a communal great room, a fully outfitted kitchen and pantry and many other amenities.

The project’s landscape design incorporates a large west garden along Abbott, accessed from the great room, as well as a secret garden next to the east entry.

“We want JoeAnna’s House to truly feel like a home; comfortable, safe and warm,” says Stoke Tonne, Project Architect from Meiklejohn Architects, the Okanagan based firm awarded the JoeAnna’s House design contract.  “Our goal was to design a unique, multi-family residence that offers both privacy and opportunities to connect with others who are navigating a similar, difficult time.” 

TEAM Construction was awarded the contract to construct the building.

Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation, says “We are very happy with the design. It was a task that we took very seriously and are appreciative of the process Meiklejohn Architects engaged us in to ensure the design was perfect for these families and right for the neighbourhood."

He adds "We have also been very fortunate to have the guidance of an expert group of committed volunteers who have devoted their time and energies to ensure we have a great home away from home for those who need it most."

JoeAnna’s House will be operated by the KGH Foundation with a combination of staff and volunteers.