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Backfit Clinic

How to transform a 1950s bank building into an eye catching and dynamic health services clinic was the design and build challenge for this project. Located at the intersection of Cook and Cloverdale, the site is a highly visible location.

The building was designed with stepped roof heights to denote the different functions of the interior space. Varied exterior shading treatments (corten steel and perforated corrugated metal screening) were used to generate an intimate interior space given the highly glazed façade. A curved brick façade and landscaping soften the project’s relationship with the street corner.

Additional features include curved perimeter walls, a round skylight well and continuous curtain wall transoms around the west addition.

Some salvaged Bank of Montreal structure (floors structural supports, T&G ceiling) was incorporated.

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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.