Two local projects were honoured at the 2015 Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards, which were handed out Nov. 25 at the Cascades Casino Resort in Langley.
The Mark of Abbotsford was honoured with the Excellence Award in the office category at the fifth annual event, which celebrates the best commercial and industrial buildings in the Fraser Valley, from White Rock to Chilliwack.
Focus Architecture were the architects/designers of the project, while Diverse Construction Ltd. was the general contractor.
CIBC Sevenoaks in Abbotsford claimed a merit award as a runner-up in the retail/shopping centres category.
Surrey Christian School was named the Judges’ Choice Best Overall entry and the the Excellence Award in the Community Institutional category.
Architect/Design for the project was KMBR Architects Planners Inc., and the General Contractor was Companion Construction Corp.
Other excellence winners in the awards were:
Industrial – Southern Drip Irrigation of Chilliwack. Architects/Designers: Trace Wisse Designworks, General Contractor: Mardina Construction.
Retail/Shopping Centres – Murrayville Corners of of Langley. Architects/Designer: Wensley Architecture, Engineer: Weiler Smith Bowers Consultants and General Contractor RAM Construction Inc.
Community Recreational – Guildford Aquatic Centre of Surrey. Architects/Designers: Bing Thom Architects and Shape Architects, General Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders Co. Ltd.
Retail/Automotive – Porsche Centre Langley. Owner/Developer: OpenRoad Auto Group, Architect Designer: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., General Contractor: Ventana Construction Corporation.
Hospitality – Match Eatery & Public House of Langley. Architect: MGBA, Designer Evoke International Design, General Contractor: Inline Construction.
Renovation – Cottonwood Shopping Centre of Chilliwack. Owner: Morguard Investments Limited, Architect/Designer: Chandler Associates Architecture Inc. and General Contractor: Norson Construction.
Mixed Use – Willoughby Kensington of Langley. Owner/Developer: Qualico Chow and Li, Architect/Designer: Chandler Associates Architecture Inc., Engineers: Weiler Smith Bowers Consultants, General Contractor: The Peak Group of Companies.
Green – Surrey Main Works Yard. Architects/Designers: Taylor Kurz Architecture & Design Inc. and Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architects Inc. General Contractor: Graham Construction and Engineering Inc.
Other Merit Awards (Runners-up) went to:
Industrial – Triton Transport of Chilliwack
Office – Cloverdale Gateway of Surrey and Fort Professional Building of Fort Langley.
Community Institutional – St. Nicholas Parish of Langley.
Hospitality – McDonald’s Gateway of Langley.
Re/MAX Commercial and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board were Gold Sponsors, with Cushman & Wakefield also sponsoring the event. As keynote speaker, real estate expert Ozzie Jurock gave a wide-ranging synopsis of The Trudeau Effect on Real Estate.
The official program for the awards is available online at: http://issuu.com/markmacdonald7/docs/2015_fvcba_book/1