Renowned Developer at University Village

Watermark Group has been developing communities for over 17 years in the University Village district. Earning its reputation as innovators with strong values towards community, social responsibility and education, Watermark Group’s latest masterplanned community introduces the unique townhome offering of Academy Ridge at University Village.

Watermark Group was responsible for the creation of University Village which has provided over 1,100 units of student housing for UBCO so far. This includes Academy Hill which was the first student-oriented condo development in the University Village. 

The company consistently strives for innovation, an example being Sol Terra Ranch, which was the first development with legal secondary suites in Kelowna. Watermark’s commitment to  community and education is demonstrated by their philosophy of giving back. Watermark was instrumental in the development of Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School - donating the land on which this world class institution sits.

Projects by Watermark Group

Academy Hill, University Village

Academy Hill was the first purpose-built student housing project at UBC Okanagan. It features 78 homes of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, plus 14,000 sqft of commercial space that provides student oriented amenities such as a pub, two restaurants, medical clinic, liquor store, and convenience store.

Aberdeen Hall, University Village

Aberdeen Hall is a private, non-denominational school in Kelowna that spans across 19 acres. It has a purpose built campus, including three buildings, an indoor sports facility and various outdoor sports and play facilities. Aberdeen Hall is one of the fasting growing and most successful private schools in Canada.


Sol Terra Ranch, Kelowna

Sol Terra Ranch is a community of 130 reasonably priced, entry-level single-family building sites and homes. It was the first development with legal secondary suites in Kelowna.

Deerhurst Estates, University Village

Deerhurt Estates is the first townhome development on Academy Way in the University District . It consists of 19 homes and was sold out within a year.

Meiklejohn Architects


Meiklejohn Architects are known across British Columbia as one of the leading Architectural practices in the province.

With successful projects all over the province, Meiklejohn Architects possess considerable knowledge and experience as well as an outstanding reputation.

They have also been heavily involved in the overall design of University Village including working on projects like Academy Hill and U1 through U7.

Outland Design

Landscape Architect

Outland Design is a well established landscape architectural firm based in Kelowna. Their philosophy includes providing innovative and ecological solutions in order to help connect people to nature and the environment.

Outland Design was involved with designing the overall landscaping plan to include an abundance of park space and pathways. Their expertise has helped Academy Ridge achieve a perfect balance between rural tranquility and urban convenience.

Center Construction


Center Construction has earned a reputation among the construction and development community as reliable, hard-working and efficient.

Center Construction was the lead builder for Deerhurst Estates, which is located just south of Academy Ridge and was recognized as a great success. Center Construction has also been extensively involved in the design process to ensure that Academy Ridge is efficient and well built.

Watson Brothers Team

Sales Team

The Watson Brothers Team is a family run real estate team with extensive experience and local knowledge, specifically within the area of UBCO, Quail Ridge and University Village. Rated #1 in Canada for Customer Service by Coldwell Banker, the Watson Brothers Team enjoys forming meaningful relationships with their clients while obtaining excellent results.

They have been heavily involved throughout the design process of Academy Ridge making them experts on everything related to your new home.