PRINCE GEORGE – Who has built the best commercial, industrial and revenue-producing buildings in Northern BC over the past two years?

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Northern BC Commercial Building Awards, set for Thursday, March 8 at the Ramada Inn in Prince George.

The bi-annual celebration of the best in commercial and industrial construction is for buildings completed during the two years between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017. Structures must have been built in northern BC communities, from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek to Prince Rupert, and from 100 Mile House and Williams Lake north to Quesnel and Prince George.

The Northern BC Commercial Building Awards were held in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and 2016. At the most recent award ceremony, the Judges’ Choice Award for Best Overall Entry in the 2016 event went to the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts in Dawson Creek.

Gold Sponsors for the 2018 event are RE/MAX Commercial and MNP LLP. Black Press is the Platinum Media Sponsor.

“This event is all about celebrating what these individuals and companies have built, which make our Northern B.C. communities so vibrant,” says Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner Peace Cariboo Skeena, which stages the event. “Builders and owners can also nominate their own projects if they would like, and there is no cost to enter.” 

The competition is open to the best revenue-producing buildings in Northern B.C., and also includes Mixed Use (commercial/residential) and Multi Family (townhouses, row houses and apartment buildings.)

There are 14 categories for these awards:

  • Retail/Shopping Centres
  • Offices
  • Community Recreational
  • Wood Design
  • Seniors’ Housing
  • Industrial
  • Multi Family
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial Renovation/Restoration
  • Green
  • Recreational
  • Mixed Use (Commercial/Residential)
  • Community Institutional
    (government buildings, churches, schools)
  • Civil (roads, bridges and infrastructure)

A team of independent judges will adjudicate the entries based on the following seven criteria:

  1. Does it complement the surrounding properties and area?
  2. Is it esthetically pleasing?
  3. Are there unique architectural features?
  4. What is the level of finish (choice in construction materials)?
  5. Does it answer a specific development need within the community?
  6. Does it contribute to a healthy, sustainable community?
  7. Does it have any environmentally friendly or green elements for possible consideration?

Nomination forms can be downloaded or contact Mark MacDonald for a copy of the submission form. The deadline for submissions is January 19, 2018.