Nicola Valley Institute Technology Theatre and Daycare






706 square meters


Meiklejohn Architects Inc.

Project Owner

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Construction Manager

PCL Construction

Structural Engineer

CWMM Consulting Engineers

Project Overview

The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is British Columbia’s First Nations university with campuses in Merritt and Vancouver. NVIT was formed in 1983 as a private institute by the founding bands of Coldwater, Nooaitch, Shackan, Upper Nicola and Lower Nicola. The Merritt campus has grown from an initial intake of 13 students who received their instruction in a downtown basement, to an intake of more than 300 students located in a Governor General’s Award winning facility — to which this new building is attached. NVIT’s aim is to address Aboriginal community needs with programs like Social Work, Environmental Resources Technology and Aboriginal Community Economic Development.