Merit Awards

2019 AWARDS FOR MERIT

Ilaria at Hatley Park

Ilaria at Hatley Park has 14 townhomes constructed to EnerGuide 84 rating. The buildings use natural stone exteriors and low maintenance exterior finishes.

OWNER / DEVELOPER / CONTRACTOR Bronte Heights Developments Ltd.
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER VDA Architects

Sidney Community Safety Building

At three storeys tall and 26,000 square feet, the Sidney Community Safety Building is the largest public infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Town of Sidney. The facility includes an emergency communications centre, crew quarters and bays for firetrucks and ambulances. The complex also features a large training tower with a mock apartment. The ground floor is V-shaped for water runoff and is seismically post-disaster rated.

OWNER Town of Sidney
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Bradley Shuya Architect Inc.
CONTRACTOR Kinetic Construction

Portage West

Originally a motel, Portage West is now a renovated waterfront community located on the Gorge Waterway. The property is comprised of studio, one bedroom, one bedroom + den and three bedroom units with 4,300 square feet of commercial space. The property features an outdoor waterfront pool, outdoor kitchen and barbecue space, waterfront dock and has two designated outdoor pet areas.

OWNER / DEVELOPER /CONTRACTOR GMC Projects Inc.
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Hillel Architecture Inc. and GMC Projects Inc.

Island Views Condominiums

Island Views Condominiums consists of two contemporary buildings with a total of 14 units. The three-storey buildings are long and narrow. Strategic angling of the walls and balconies allows each unit a view of the Haro Strait. During construction a pedestrian path was restored to connect the buildings to a pre-existing path to the waterfront. All units have high efficiency triple-pane windows and HRV systems. The larger units have on-demand hot water and radiant in-floor heating.

OWNER Baumeister-Haus
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Finlayson Bonet Architecture Ltd.

OTTO

OTTO is a development that allows owners to choose between a condo, loft or townhouse. The complex takes its cues from the neighbourhoods that surround it. The exterior façade combines a material palette of natural cedar, architectural concrete, acrylic stucco and dark gray brick. The landscaping is designed to be low impact with raised bed garden plots and a central courtyard. OTTO was built using Built Green Canada sustainability practices.

ARCHITECT / DESIGNER HDR
DEVELOPER Casman Group of Companies

Radius at Royal Oak

Radius at Royal Oak is a six-storey, 66-unit apartment building designed to invite the outdoors inside. The wood-frame development is built to Built Green Gold standard and takes a West Coast modernist approach to architecture.

ARCHITECT / DESIGNER dHKarchitects
DEVELOPER Tri-Eagle Development Corporation and Jawl Residential
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Homewood Constructors Ltd.

Verve

Verve is a five-storey, 95-unit purpose-built rental complex with ground floor commercial space. The concrete and wood frame development sits on a sloped site. The building offers electric car charging stations.

ARCHITECT / DESIGNER KPL James Architecture Inc.
DEVELOPER Abstract Developments

Le Sequoia on Watkiss

Le Sequoia on Watkiss is a mixed-use 44-unit rental building. There are two office spaces on the main level with a mix of bachelor, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments above. The style, colour and name of the building were inspired by the neighbouring forests. The rocky sloping site presented a challenge, but with creative design the project fits into the site well.

OWNER Denfor Investments Inc. and Groupe Denux
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Daryoush Firouzli Architecture Inc.
DEVELOPER Denfor Investments Inc.
CONTRACTOR Windley Contracting Ltd.

376 Harbour Road

376 Harbour Road is a commercial/retail building located within the Dockside Green development. The building has three storeys with 5,000 square feet of retail on the main level and 10,000 square feet of office space above. It features a contemporary maritime industrial aesthetic and its visual character keeps with the architectural landscape of the larger development. The development is targeting LEED gold standard.

OWNER Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER HCMA Architecture + Design
DEVELOPER Dockside Green

Helios

Helios is a four-storey, 82-unit affordable housing development in Colwood. The property has outdoor public space and a playground for children.

OWNER BC Housing
ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Low Hammond Rowe Architects
DEVELOPER Pacifica Housing Advisory Association
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER TL Housing Solutions

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Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.

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