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O Message from the president

n behalf of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, it’s my privilege to welcome you to the 3rd annual Commercial Building Awards. Since 1919, our association has been committed to serving the real estate needs of the community. Tonight we salute the accomplishments of our building community. Our REALTORS® believe in smart growth and building better neighbourhoods. This event is about celebrating those who bring innovation, sustainable practices and a community-minded approach to development. We are proud to have this opportunity to honour the owners, builders, developers, architects/designers, and financiers whose collaborations have served to improve communities across Metro Vancouver. I would like to congratulate each of this year’s nominees for the contributions they’ve made to our communities. Special thanks must go to this year’s judges for volunteering their time and expertise to review each submission. I would also like to thank our sponsors and advertisers for their generous support of this event. Lastly, I would like to thank our Commercial Building Awards Committee for the tireless work they put into organizing this event. Thank you for attending and have a great evening.

Eug en L. Klein President, REBGV


Eugen L. Klein president-elect

Sandra T. Wyant vice-president 2433 Spruce Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6h 4c8 Phone 604.730.3000 Fax 604.730.3100 |

Ray Harris

past president

Rosario Setticasi


Rishi Dhir Ilan Heller David Kearney J. Darcy McLeod Phil Moore Dan Morrison Howard Or Jill Oudil Leon Prescesky Ashley Smith Joan Warn David Yang

chief executive officer

Robert K. Wallace, F.C.A

chief operating officer

Brad Scott


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Greg Borowski

Colin Bosa

Sandra Cawley

Ap / Principal Merrick Architecure * Borowski, Sakumoto, Fligg Limited

CEO Bosa Properties Inc.

B. Comm, RI, AACI, P. App Principal, Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates Ltd

Gregory Borowski’s architectural vision is steeped in his unusual life experience. Born in England, as the son of an architect, his father took him around to see many significant contemporary architectural projects in Europe as a child. These impressions have always remained in his mind, alongside a deep feeling for the organic qualities of European townscape. The influence of Canadian nature overlayed these cornerstone images, and formed the field of inquiry for his RAIC Gold Medal winning architectural thesis at the University of British Columbia. Further to his internship at Paul Merrick Architects, Greg worked in France for two years at Aéroports de Paris. In 2001, Greg assumed partnership with Merrick Architecture. He has subsequently taken design leadership on Parcel 10 Millennium Water in Vancouver (a LEED® Platinum community), the O2 boutique condominiums at Davie and Denman, the high-rise Laguna Parkside at the entrance to Stanley Park, as well as Élan, Symphony Place, and the Whistler Olympic Park Day Lodge. Greg has a passion to bring forward fresh perceptions to significant projects, and believes firmly in the role of a building in the broader context of the city.

Colin Bosa joined in the management and operation of the Robert Bosa Group of Companies in 1993 and is currently CEO of Bosa Properties Inc. Under Mr. Bosa’s leadership Bosa Properties has grown substantially as Mr. Bosa has overseen the acquisition and development of over $1.5 billion of residential and commercial real estate since 1997. Prior to taking on his role as CEO, Mr. Bosa worked his way up through the business in progressively expanding roles touching on all aspects of the development business. Mr. Bosa is a CFA charterholder.

Ms. Cawley has been a real estate appraiser since 1981, when she graduated from the University of British Columbia. She has been a principal in Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates Ltd. since 1988. Ms. Cawley specializes in commercial real estate valuation, marketing studies and development consultancy in the residential, office, shopping centre, industrial park, land subdivision and hotel markets. In the residential sector, her expertise has focused on providing valuation services and market input for apartment buildings and condominium projects. Ms. Cawley has been retained by landowners, government and financial institutions, and many of the largest British Columbian and Canadian companies, some of whose higher profile developments have been valued between $100 million and $1 billion. She also acts as an expert witness on behalf of property owners and law firms. She has taught courses in the Urban Land Diploma Program at U.B.C. and the Urban Development Institute’s School of Development Program.

David Hilts

Jennifer Podmore Ressell

Gary Pooni

Hendrik Zessel

Director, Real Estate Deloitte & Touche LLP

Financial Advisory Real Estate Leader Deloitte & Touche LLP

President Brook & Pooni Associates Inc.

Senior Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Dave joined Deloitte in January 2012 and currently carries the position of Director, Real Estate within the Financial Advisory Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He provides real estate valuation and advisory services for a wide range of special purpose and investment grade property classes. His areas of experience include: - Portfolio valuation and due diligence - Highest and best use analysis - Market research and analysis - Financial feasibility analysis - Financial modeling - Exit strategies - Development feasibility - Distressed property valuations - Litigation support and expert witness Current responsibilities include overseeing the Real Estate services for British Columbia as well as providing support for the real estate professionals across Canada, business development and support services for other service lines within the Deloitte organization both nationally and internationally. Dave brings over 25 years of experience in valuation and advisory services. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was Vice President of Valuation and Advisory Services at a full-service real estate firm, where he oversaw a team of valuation and advisory professionals providing services for a range of real property portfolios and development projects across Western Canada. His clients include some of the nation’s leading financial and public institutions, real estate developers and investors.

Jennifer Podmore Russell is a Director of Deloitte Real Estate within our Financial Advisory practice in Vancouver, Jennifer leads the Real Estate Advisory practice, a service line which assists owners, investors and government agencies evaluate, structure, realize and maximize their interest in a wide range of development projects. Jennifer’s expertise in this area involves a broad range of traditional and non-traditional real estate projects including office, retail, industrial, residential, cultural, leisure and hospitality. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2009, Jennifer successfully ran an independent consulting firm based in Western Canada. In her career she has been on the planning team for many notable Canadian developments and leverages her deep understanding of industry best practices for the benefit of government, institutional and investor owners. Jennifer focuses her practice on the creation of real estate strategies and governance structures which accomplish her clients wider business or corporate initiatives. Jennifer’s specific areas of expertise include: - Market feasibility and demand analysis; Economic development / impact analysis; - Development strategies and structuring; - Business case development; - Project monitoring / management services; and - Corporate real estate / management consulting services.

Responsible for driving the firm’s growth and managing major client projects in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Gary was appointed President in October 2008 and was named and honoured as one of the Business in Vancouver’s “Top Forty under 40” recipients in 2009. In his role as president and senior planner, Gary provides strategic and political counsel on projects throughout BC. His expertise spans planning principles, policy planning, public consultation and advanced skills in negotiation and facilitation. Gary is highly active in the community; chairing Urban Development Institute Liaison Committees in several municipalities as well as serving as a Director of the Indo-Canadian Friendship Society, which provides funding and resources for infrastructure and community development in Punjab, India. Gary is also an annual instructor for the UDI School of Development. Gary holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary and a B.A. in Georgraphy from SFU. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and he brings almost fifteen years of planning-related experience in both private and public roles in Vancouver and Calgary.

Hendrik Zessel is a seasoned professional and well-respected industry specialist in the Vancouver real estate market and is responsible for managing the firm’s Vancouver operation as its Senior Managing Director. In 1995, Hendrik joined Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. (formerly Royal LePage Commercial Inc.) as Vice President & General Manager. In 2005, Hendrik led the Vancouver office through an organizational merge with its affiliate partner of 12 years, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. Under his leadership, Vancouver has consistently been one of Cushman & Wakefield Ltd’s top producing offices in Canada and in North America. With immeasurable experience in the brokerage business, Hendrik has been involved in leasing and sales of a number of high-profile properties. He has gained a well-earned reputation with major pension funds and large real estate companies nationally and internationally and oversees in excess of 700 hundred deals a year, all differing in size and deal structure. One of Hendrik’s primary responsibilities is to maintain relationships with key investors across North America. Hendrik holds a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the UBC and a Diploma in Business Management from BCIT. He is a member of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Education Committee and a former member of the education committee for the British Columbia Real Estate Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP) for BC REALTORS® 2012 REBGV Commercial Building Awards 3

REBGV Commercial


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Lani Jo Weaver (Past President), Moojan Azizi, Sheldon Scott (Vice President), John Weiss, David Kearney (President), Owen Yates, Barb Burrows, Kevin Volz, Mark Goodman

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver upholds five principles intended to advance the interest of Greater Vancouver’s citizens by: » Protecting property owners; » Ensuring economic vitality; » Providing housing opportunities; » Preserving our environment and » Building Better Communities Since 1964, the REBGV Commercial Division has been dedicated to improving the practice of commercial real estate and raising the level of professionalism. Working to advance and promote the interests of those engaged in the business of real estate, we provide our members with the tools and education they need to give their clients the best possible service. We also represent our members’ and the public’s concerns on issues involving legislation and the vitality of our communities at all levels of government.

Our members are REALTORS® practicing commercial real estate and have met high standards of achievement, experience and education. The REALTOR® trademark is an assurance of integrity. It can only be used by members of the Canadian Real Estate Association who accept and respect a strict Code of Ethics. To find a commercial REALTOR® visit or

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Brewery District Building Two

270 East Columbia Street, New Westminster CONNECTED TO THE SKYTRAIN MILLENNIUM LINE and built on the former Labatt’s Brewery site adjacent to the Royal Columbia Hospital in Historic Sapperton, the vision for this 114,000 square foot mixed-use building was to establish the foundation for a high standard of urban design

commercial mixed use quality and to set the tone for future development at the Brewery District. It was the first building constructed as a part of the 9 acre master-planned, transit-orientated community. With 1.4 million square feet of residential, commercial office and retail area, this building is considered the amenity phase to serve surrounding and future office and hospital workers.


Brewery District Investments Ltd. Developer

Wesgroup Properties Gino Nonni, President Architect/Designer

Henriquez Partners Architects Richard Henriquez, Partner General Contractor

Axiom Builders Inc. Paul Bosa, President Financier

CIBC Real Estate Group Mark Bulietta, Associate Director Commercial REALTOR®

Sutton WestCoast Realty Allan DeGenova

commercial mixed use

The Drive

The DRIve Is A hAnDsOmeLY CRAFTeD 4-sTOReY mIxeD use buILDInG with retail at ground level located on Marine Drive between Philip and Bridgman. This 15,800 square 1300 Marine Drive, North Vancouver foot building on three levels features a striking mix of wood, concrete, brick, glass and large timber beams blending structure with its surrounding while enhancing the site’s urban character. The second and fourth levels have been thoughtfully stepped back, creating a visual appeal. The Drive sets a new vision to revitalize the area, making it one of the most coveted and connected urban environments of the North Shore.


Onni Group of Companies Architect/Designer

Yamamoto Architects Inc. Taizo Yamamoto General Contractor

Onni Contracting Ltd. Commercial ReAltOR®

Form Retail Dave Morris, Personal Real Estate Corporation

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commercial mixed use luxury residences. Sparing no details with planning, design, construction and finishing, Firma is timeless, classically inspired, and combines a West Coast charm. Thoughtful heritage details - custom wrought iron gates, limestone columns and accents and inlaid mosaic floors in the central breezeway - are carried throughout the entire building, the back facade looking as magnificent as the front.


boffo Developments (Firma) Ltd. Developer

boffo Developments Ltd.


4562-4590 Hastings Street, Burnaby EvErything about Firma has been meticulously designed to ensure that you are getting the finest. Firma meaning “signature” in Italian, is the first new development along Hasting Street east of Willingdon Avenue under the newly adopted community plan to revitalize the vibrant Burnaby Heights Community. This 62,811 square foot, mixed-use project comprises premium ground floor retail and commercial space, second floor executive offices and third and fourth floors comprising 26


Chris Dikeakos architects inc. General Contractor

boffo Construction inc. Commercial Representative

Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. Sean, Ungemach, Associate Vice President


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the Firma Development



Ph: 604.436.9111 Toll Free: 1.877.436.9117

Solaris Meadows Gate 12059 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

commercial mixed use Owner

Golden Meadows billings development ltd. Graham Lee, President/CEO Developer

rG Properties ltd. Graham Lee, President/CEO Architect/Designer

Gateway architecture Mike Cox, Owner/President General Contractor

icr Projects inc. Leo Mariotto, President Financier

hSbc Bill De Haan, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Commercial ReAltOR速

The SolariS MeadowS GaTe eSTabliShed The ciTy cenTre, allowing Pitt Meadows to now have a focal point creating a greater sense of community and place for community events. Meadows Gate Village is designed using LEED速 green building principles. The steel and concrete towers soar above other area buildings to reveal stunning panoramic views. The pedestrian-friendly plaza incorporates detailed brickwork, lush greenery and sidewalk awning to enhance the

village atmosphere. With this development you can live in the centre of the city, be within walking distance to direct commuter transportation to downtown Vancouver and have access to shopping and community services all within the same development.

BC Place Renovation

777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver The newly renovaTed and Transformed BC PlaCe sTadium has entered a new life as the anchor of a sports and convention district complete with housing, hotels, retail, commercial and public event amenities.

Cushman Wakefield ltd. Craig Haziza Prospera realty Rick Halliday

commercial renovation The new, retractable roof differentiates it from the surrounding buildings while anchoring it firmly into the neighborhood. Painted white steel structure abstracts the structural members playing down their massive forces. The colour LEDs create a dynamic building that can both mirror and generate spectator energy. It is both a boisterous multi-purpose contributor to this entertainment zone of the city as well as a responsible, transparent, integrated neighbor. Owner

British Columbia Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) Howard Crosley, General Manager, BC Place Architect/Designer

stantec architecture ltd. Laurenz Kosichek, Project Architect General Contractor

PCl Constructors west Coast inc. Sean Brock, Vice President and District Manager

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commercial renovation

Multicultural Helping House Society

Facility Expansion 4802 Fraser St., Vancouver

The MulTiculTural helping house socieTy is a registered non-profit society and charitable organization dedicated to helping newcomers’ success in Canada. This newly renovated building includes offices, training centers and temporary housing, all accommodated within a compact lot. Design features include the glass cube which symbolizes a transparent and resilient but fragile new immigrant. It is tilted at an angle looking up to face the sunrise that

brings fresh new challenges of a new beginning and a bright Canadian future. The propitious eight degree angle to the horizontal symbolizes the unsteady but determined and receptive newcomer who is aided, guided, held on and embraced by a sturdy, metal clad establishment that is the Multicultural Helping House Society.


Multicultural helping house society Architect/Designer

yamamoto architecture inc. Taizo Yamamoto, Architect Henry Mayuga, Designer General Contractor

Tritan construction ltd. Mike Braacx, President, General contractors & Construction Managers Financier

city of Vancouver Vickie Jo Morris, Senior Social Planner Bc housing Jas Pureal, Senior Project Officer Ministry of Transportation & infrastructure and infrastructure stimulus Fund Doug Harms, Manager

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Congratulations to the Multicultural Helping House Society! From the entire Tritan team

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commercial renovation



Shrum Science Centre Chemistry

Simon Fraser University KC Jones, Assisant Director Development - Facilities Services

8888 University Drive, Burnaby


The SFU ShrUm ChemiSTry renewal provides the university with a modern state-of-the-art LEED® Gold facility that respects the architectural expression of the original campus plan. The revitalized 100,000 square foot chemistry wing received complete structural, cosmetic and functional renewal. The deficient exterior envelope of the building was replaced with glass and zinc panelling and new architectural concrete. The mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded;

Vancouver Fire Hall No.15

new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems were put in place and the building received a seismic upgrade. The redesigned laboratory areas now optimize current space requirements while laying the groundwork for future upgrades and expansion.

henriquez Partners architects Gregory HenriquezRui Nunes General Contractor

Stuart Olson Dominion Construction ltd. Clyde Munnion

commercial renovation

The lasT remaining edwardian era fire hall in VancouVer, Fire Hall 15 has continuously served the Southeast Vancouver community of Cedar Cottage since 1914 and continues to be a major community landmark. Close collaboration between users of this fire hall, stakeholders and consultants was key to successfully navigating the functional programme, site strategy and massing development. The Vancouver Fire Hall No. 15 is designed as a post-disaster facility and 3003 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver is targeting LEED® Gold certification. This project is significant as the original heritage building was retained, modernized, and respectfully integrated with a modern addition. Owner/Developer

city of Vancouver Mark Lau, Project Manager Architect/Designer

hughes condon marler architects Roger Hughes Principal in Charge General Contractor

Pcl constructors westcoast inc.

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commercial restoration

Fairview House

1151 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

One Of VanCOuVeR’S iCOniC buildinGS, Fairview House was built in 1892, just six years after Vancouver was founded, making it one of Vancouver’s five oldest buildings. At the time, only 14,000 people lived in Vancouver and Fairview was its affluent suburb. Fairview House was commissioned by Sir Dr. John Reid on his retirement from the Royal Navy. Today, this fully restored home honours its significant history in Vancouver while bringing a modern contemporary twist to exclusive, furnished and fully serviced executive offices. Completely redone with 9.9 foot ceilings, decorative dark wood wainscoting, crown moulding, walnut flooring, updated electricity and many other modern luxuries, the Fairview House remains as a piece of Vancouver’s history and one of its premier addresses.


Revenue Property Group David Kaplan Architect/Designer

Maldesign Michel Laflamme

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General Contractor

Simplicity Homes Yuval Biton Financier

Coast Capital Savings

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solutions have become an economically sound infrastructure necessity that must be factored into new building design, upgrades and public space planning. Urban Racks is using breakthrough designs and an innovative business model to address the growing requirements and demands of the communities who require scalable bicycle parking solutions. Urban Racks specializes in the manufacturing, distribution and installation of forward thinking and LEED standard, bicycle parking systems such as, bike rooms, lockers and shelters and bike racks. We offer a wide range of best of breed products and customized, innovative bicycle parking systems; supported by a range of value added services. Organizations looking to invest in long-term bicycle parking solutions for their end users have benefitted from our approach.

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Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre

community - education/research

at Vancouver General Hospital 2635 Laurel Street, Vancouver

The RobeRT h.N. ho ReseaRch ceNTRe is a New seveNlevel, 65,000 square foot facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus. As an addition to the Jack Bell Research Centre, this new state-of-the-art facility supports advanced cross disciplinary research from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, OvCare and the Vancouver Prostate Centre. The metal and glass building envelope presents a contemporary face that evokes the technology and tools of modern science, but with warmth conveyed through rounded edges. Extensive glazing was used to maximize daylighting. Wood was also used in several circumstances for its acoustic and aesthetic properties. A marker in the city skyline, this building creates a new presence among the various medical buildings. Owner/Developer

vancouver coastal health authority Dave Mackintosh, Regional Director, Facilities Planning & Project Development


cei architecture in association with Musson cattell Mackey Partnership William Locking, Partner and Renante Solivar, Associate

General Contractor

scott construction Group John Scott, President

community - education/research

UniverCity Childcare Centre 9075 Highland Court, Burnaby

UniverCity ChildCare Centre provides an important model for integrated and sustainable building. The daycare is located in UniverCity, a dense, mixed-use, transit-oriented community, on land surrounding the SFU Campus. The building was

designed to meet the criteria of the Living Building Challenge, a demanding set of guidelines that exceeds LEED速 Platinum standards. An exemplary building that unites the creative pedagogy and sustainable building practices, the daycare will provide early childhood education for the community, research and training for the university, and a city-wide model for sustainable practices.


sFU Community trust Gordon Harris, President & CEO Architect/Designer

hughes Condon marler architects Karen Marler Principal in Charge General Contractor

ledcor Construction ltd. Bruce Vasarhely

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community - education/research

University of British Columbia’s

Allard Hall Faculty of Law Building 1822 East Mall, Vancouver The FaculTy oF law at Allard Hall at the University of British Columbia is the first purpose-built all-new building for a Canadian law school in 30 years. A global leader in legal education and law reform this exceptional academic program required an exceptional physical space. The four-storey Law building strategically takes advantage of its sloping site to provide extraordinary views of Howe Sound and the North Shore Mountains with a double-height library, faculty sculpture garden and extensive glazing. The new facility is open and accessible, encouraging collaboration and connectivity among staff and students.

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uBc Properties Trust Rob Brown, Vice President Architect/Designer

ceI architecture in Joint Venture with Diamond and Schmitt architects William Locking and Don Schmitt, Partners General Contractor

ITc construction Group Doug MacFarlane, Executive Vice President

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community recreation / services

Hillcrest Centre

4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver

As the lArgest fAcility of its kind in the VAncouVer PArk BoArd system, the Hillcrest Centre stands as a bridge between an increasingly privatized world and the city as a living community. Sustainability features include large windows and translucent wall panels, allowing for north light and reducing the need for artificial light. The rainwater capture for non-potable water fixtures, low absorption roof and heat

produced by the refrigeration unit is transferred to heat the pool are just a few of the features incorporated into this project. It is truly a demonstration of the aspirations of the community: to provide open and engaging creation facilities; to transform an important public site and to demonstrate environmental stewardship.

Owner/ Developer

Vancouver Board of Parks and recreation Danica Djurkovic, Manager of Facility Development Architect/Designer

hughes condon marler Architects Darryl Condon, Principal in charge General Contractor

stuart olson constructors/ stuart olson dominion industrial group (phase 1) the haebler group (phase 2)

community recreation / services

South Bonson Community Centre

10932 Barnston View Rd, Pitt Meadows LoCAted in the heARt of the newly developed neighbourhood of Sawyer’s Landing, this 2-storey wood frame and timber building is a community focal point, providing a gathering place for community

events, pubic programs and activities. The main hall features a spectacular wood relief carving donated to the City of Pitt Meadows during the 2nd Annual Spirit of Wood Festival. Designed by Pitt Meadows artist Brad Dinwoodie, the incredible carving reflects the beautiful natural surroundings of Pitt Meadows together with the rich history and traditions of the Katzie First Nation.


City of Pitt Meadows Don Cramb, Manager of Support Services, Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Developer/General Contractor

Mosaic Avenue Construction Ltd. Andrew Gorlick, Construction Manager


Ramsay Worden Architects Ltd. Bob Worden / Andrea Bolin, Architects

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community recreation / services

Steveston Fire Hall No.2 11011 No.2 Road, Richmond

GlAzInG, lIGHt AnD eleGAnt fORMS COMe tOGetHeR to create a landmark facility. The Steveston Fire Hall No. 2 acts as a natural gateway to the Steveston community. The footprint of the new fire hall is set obliquely on the site to accommodate the ingress and egress of safety vehicles with large turning radii. Extensive traffic analysis was undertaken to achieve the optimal apparatus bay location and orientation on site. Unlike conventional inconspicuous and closed-box fire hall building, Steveston Fire Hall represents a strong civic gesture by proudly displaying its “civicness” by proving openness and transparency to the public.


City of Richmond Janet Whitehead, Project Manager


Hughes Condon Marler Architects Darryl Condon Principal in Charge

General Contractor

Stuart Olson Dominion Industrial Group

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Trout Lake Community Centre

3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

The design of TrouT Lake ice arena & communiTy cenTre is truly a result of genuine response to community voices through an open, interactive and handson consultation process. Thru an extensive planning exercise that explored a number of different siting options for both facilities the solution being implemented allowed for enhanced and much improved access to the park and community facilities from Victoria Drive. Building siting and grading improved the relationship of the building and its activities to the outdoor amenities of the surrounding park. The project is also built to meet LEED® Gold Standard.


Vancouver Board of Parks and recreation Danica Djurkovic, Director, Facility Development Coordinator Architect/Designer

Walter francl architecture inc. Walter Francl MAIBC. MRAIC, P. Eng, LEED© AP General Contractor

Bird construction company Brian Carey

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community recreation / services

Visitor Centre

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver The New VisiTor CeNTre aT VaNDuseN BoTaNiCal GarDeN is designed to create a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape. Inspired by the organic forms of a native orchid, the Visitor Centre is organized into undulating green roof ‘petals’ that float above rammed earth and concrete walls. Mimicking natural system, the building is designed to harvest sunlight, store energy until needed and collect water. Using innovative construction methods, the panelized roof structure is composed of more than 50 different pre-fabricated roof panels comprised entirely of FSC-certified Douglas

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Westminster Pier Park 224 Front Street, New Westminster

fir. Designed to exceed LEED® Platinum, the Visitor Centre is a ‘living building’ that will attempt to model carbon neutral, zero ecological footprint concepts based on the most up to date principles of sustainability.


city of new Westminster Paul Daminato, City Administrator Architect/Designer

PWL Partnership Landscape architects inc. Bruce Hemstock, Principal

General Contractor


Vancouver Board of Parks and recreation Architect/Designer

Perkins + will architects Jim Huffman, Architect AIBC, Principal

General Contractor

ledcor Construction limited Rebecca McDiarmid, Project Manager

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Wilco Landscape Westcoast inc. Jason Green, Project Manager Financier

infrastructure Development Branch, ministry of transportation and infrastructure Build Canada Fund - Provincial and Federal Brownfield Renewal Fund & Green Municipal Fund

Westminster Pier Park, neW Westminster’s neW 3.8 hectare Park, includes a variety of passive and active recreation uses designed for a range of age and ability. Reclamation of this former industrial site remediated environmental issues, restored natural habitat, including inter-tidal foreshore, and protects the natural environment from the effects of historical industrial uses. Redevelopment of brownfield sites instead of greenfield sites provides a more sustainable alternative to urban sprawl. The image, feel, and theme of the park (reflected in the design elements) embrace the people, culture and heritage of the community as well as highlight the importance of the Fraser River.

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Beedie development Group Ms. Beth Harrington, Director of Industrial Development Architect/Designer

d. force design inc. Darcy Forcier General Contractor

Beedie development Group Commercial Representatives

Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. Lee G. Hester, Randy Swant

Tilbury West Corporate Centre 6951 72nd Street, Delta

This sTaTe-of-The-arT 19 uniT sTraTa TiTled indusTrial developmenT in the highly sought after Tilbury Industrial Park provides the latest in building features. Premium quality insulated concrete tilt-up construction, extensive use of glazing, glass curtain walls, 30’ ceiling heights and architectural features as well as


efficient unit layouts capable of accommodating businesses make this project one to look at. The Tilbury West Corporate Centre has set a new standard for future strata sale design.

Broadway Tech Centre Building 4

2910 Virtual Way, Vancouver Broadway Tech cenTre provides a campus atmosphere set within a 17 acre city block, offering approximately 936,000 square feet of office, 150,000 square feet of production / distribution and 10,000 square feet of retail space, plus a 5000 square feet daycare facility. The buildings are connected spatially around shared courtyards with extensive landscaping and serene external spaces. Underground parking maintains a pedestrian-friendly, campus experience. Building 4 consists of approximately 175,000 square feet in total on four levels of office space. Laid out with shared courtyards framed with rain-protected arcades and canopies connecting the various building entries, the park has focused on quality of both the external and internal workplace environments.

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British columbia investment Management corporation C/O Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP Developer

Bentall Kennedy (canada) Lp Architect/Designer

B&h Bunting coady Teresa Coady General Contractor

stuart olson dominion construction

Commercial ReAltORÂŽ

colliers Macaulay nicolls inc. Jeff Kincaid-Smith Professional Real Estate Corporation

rentals / affordable housing Owner/Developer

reliance Properties Rob Leshgold, President


Bruce carscadden architect inc. Bruce Carscadden, Principal; Glen Stokes, Partner General Contractor

itc construction group (itc Special Projects) Doug McFarlane


18 West Hastings, Vancouver

Showing a commitment to eco-denSity and a deSire to rejuvenate Vancouver’s heritage structures, the Micro-lofts showcase thirty 250 square foot rental suites located in the historic Burns Block. An aspiration for generating viable, affordable housing in Vancouver, the Micro-lofts’ design explores the dichotomies of small dwelling units and

highly livable spaces. Every effort was made to ensure that historic elements of the 1909 Burns Block building were preserved and rehabilitated with the goal of revealing and celebrating both the exterior and interior heritage fabric.

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social housing

Skwachàys Healing Lodge 31 West Pender Street, Vancouver

The VancouVer naTiVe housing socieTy recognized and acted on the need for a culturally sensitive medical stay lodge for Aboriginal people who are required to travel to Vancouver for medical treatment. This unique project combines 24 self contained social housing and 13 Healing Lodge units, a ground level First Nations’ art gallery and a basement workshop. It includes a heritage facade restoration and expression of First Nations’ character in a conspicuous historic downtown area. The integrated courtyard is shared with the neighbouring project, also developed by the Vancouver Native Housing Society.



Vancouver native housing society (Vnhs) Dave Eddy, CEO

Joe y. Wai architect, inc. Joe Wai, Architect General Contractor


Bc housing Naomi Brunemeyer Vancouver native housing society

VanMar constructors 1032 inc. Jeff Marin


Vancouver native housing society with assistance from infrastructure canada grant, Bc housing, Vancity, and city of Vancouver

Congratulations to the Vancouver Native Housing Society for your Nomination on the Skwachays Healing Lodge VanMar Constructors Inc. is proud to have been your contractor of Choice. CATEGORY SPONSOR

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Cactus Club

at English Bay

1790 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

DesigneD to LeeD速 goLD, the new Cactus Club at English Bay utilizes large canopies for sharing with a partial earth-sheltered structure and a high performance building envelope system with operable windows. The roof and outdoor canopies clad with a multitude of coloured glass panels featuring deep yellow, orange and red hues to evoke the quintessential English Bay sunset. The narrow footprint and expansive windows provide ample natural daylight as well as stunning views to English Bay.




Makam Construction Kurt Barber, President

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Cactus Club Cafe Cactus Club Cafe Restaurants

Acton ostry Architects

General Contractor

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3320 Jacombs Road, Richmond

For over 30 years, IKEA has maintained a strong presence in the Richmond community. To better our Richmond customers, IKEA decided to rebuild a 348,000 Square Foot building situated on 17 acres. Environmentally sustainable components include geo-exchange heating and cooling system, rooftop edible garden and rainwater harvesting used for surrounding irrigation of landscaping and water closet use. As part of IKEA’s commitment to sustainability, the new store offers sustainable features and is forty percent more efficient than the last store built in Canada in 2004.

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IKea Properties Ltd. Architect/Designer

aBBarCH architecture Inc. David O’Sheehan, Principal General Contractor

Ledcor Construction Ltd. Jonathan Boyce Commercial Representative

CBre Limited Tom Balkos/Senior Vice President, Regional Director, Canada, Retail Services Group

Relax and unwind at Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto Pearson International Airport Vancouver International Airport

Sit back and enjoy our first class lounges before your next flight. Relax in comfort and escape the airport crowds. Comfortable seating, all day self-serve hot food entrées with soup and salad, self-serve bar, Wi-Fi, showers, magazines, newspapers and TV are all included. When compromise isn’t part of your vocabulary.* *a valid same day boarding pass is required to enter the lounges which are located post-security

3 hours single entry lounge use C$ 35 Tax Inclusive** ** Online bookings only; higher rates apply for walk-in lounge use

Or purchase our Network Lounge Pass 10-Visit Pass US$ 219 Unlimited Annual Pass US$ 399

Book online at or call 416-776-2652 to enquire

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REBGV Commercial Building Awards 2012  

The 2012 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Commercial Building Awards Souvenir Brochure featuring all of the 2012 Award Nominees and Ev...

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