March 19, 2024

NANAIMO – A near record 44 finalists have been named for the 17th Annual Vancouver Island Commercial Building Awards, set for Thursday, April 11 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

SignAge is the Title Sponsor for the event, which celebrates the best of commercial, industrial, institutional and revenue-producing properties north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island that were completed in 2023.

“We have 20 percent more finalists for the 2023 year than for last year’s event, which is fantastic, and indicative that the construction industry north of the Malahat remains vibrant and productive,” says John MacDonald, President of Business Examiner News Group which coordinates the event.

Gold Sponsors are MNP LLP and Coastal Community Credit Union. Category sponsors are Modern PURAIR, Networking Reception Sponsor is the Harris Kia and Media Sponsor is Yellow Sheet Construction Data.

Finalists from their respective cities are:

Campbell River/Black Creek (4)

  • Eagle Harbour – 1180 Fir Street – Owner/Developer: Campbell River & North Island Transition Society; General Contractor: AFC Construction; Architect/Designer: D-Architecture.
  • Jubilee Towns 2 – 3028 South Alder Street – Owner/Developer: Northland Developments; General Contractor: Hammertime Construction; Architect/Designer: MacDonald & Haggarty.
  • OMNIA – 536 Island Highway South – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: Crowne Pacific Development Corp.; Architect/Designer: WA Architects Ltd.
  • Leading Workplace Strategies Office – 1334 Island Highway – Owner/Developer: Province of BC; General Contractor: Dawn Construction (2018) Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Number TEN Architectural Group.

Comox Valley – Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland – (7)

  • Comox Boat Launch Dock Extension – 129 Port Augusta Street, Comox – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: Town of Comox.
  • Comox Marine Services Building – 129 Port Augusta Street, Comox – Owner/Developer: Town of Comox; General Contractor: Kinetic Construction Ltd.
  • Cypress Gardens – 1582 Beaufort Avenue, Comox – Owner/Developer: Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society; General Contractor: Knappett Projects Inc; Architect/Designer: MacDonald Hagarty Architects Ltd.
  • 2048 13th Street 12 Plex – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: Simba Investments Ltd.; Architect/Designer: WA Architects.
  • Courtenay Motorsports – 4883 Island Highway North, Courtenay – Owner/Developer: Courtenay Motorsports; General Contractor: Cameron Contracting; Architect/Designer: Raymond DeBeeld Architect Inc.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 310 Hunt Road, Courtenay – Owner/Developer: Metropolitan Hospitality Management; General Contractor: Sargent Construction; Architect/Designer: Lovick Scott Architects.
  • Tree Island Yogurt – 2800 Beck Avenue, Cumberland – Owner/Developer: Tree Island Yogurt; General Contractor: Acciano Development Inc.; Architect/Designer: John Chislett & Jim Matthews.

Cowichan Valley – Duncan, North Cowichan, Lake Cowichan – (5)

  • Cowichan Community Centre Performing Arts Lounge And Washroom Renovation – 2687 James Street, Duncan – Owner/Developer: Cowichan Valley Regional District; General Contractor: Green Coast Contracting Inc.; Architect/Designer: Steller Architecture Consulting.
  • Willows Crossing – 4111 Crosland Place, North Cowichan – Owner/Developer: Broadstreet Properties; General Contractor: Seymour Pacific Developments; Architect/Designer: Abele Architecture.
  • Lake House Physio + Therapy – 88 Cowichan Lake Road, Lake Cowichan – Owner/Developer: Newman Blanchet Holdings Ltd.; General Contractor: IWCD; Architect/Designer: Igel Architecture Ltd.
  • Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department – 9295 Carlton Road, Lake Cowichan – Owner/Developer: Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department; General Contractor: Island Heights Construction Ltd.; Architect/Designer: BJK Architecture Inc.
  • North Cowichan RCMP building – Drinkwater Road, North Cowichan – Owner/Developer: District of North Cowichan; General Contractor: Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc.; Architect/Designer: KMBR Architects Planners Inc.

Ladysmith – (2)

  • Cook Street 4-Plex Townhome – 544 Cook Street, Ladysmith – Owner/Developer: SeaCam Holdings Inc.; General Contractor: Creative Concepts Construction Inc.; Architect/Designer: Datum Point Studios Inc.
  • Ladysmith Boys & Girls Club – 220 High Street, Ladysmith – Owner/Developer: Town of Ladysmith; General Contractor: MKM Projects Ltd.; Architect/Designer: PHI Architecture.

Nanaimo – (15)

  • Discover Montessori School – 3460 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Discover Montessori School; General Contractor: Tectonica Management Inc.; Architect/Designer: Checkwitch Poiron Architects.
  • DLX on Third – 301 Lambert Avenue, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Wertman Development Corp.; General Contractor: IWCD; Architect/Designer: WA Architects Ltd.
  • Ecole Hammond Bay Elementary – 1025 Morningside Drive, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: School District #68; General Contractor: Kinetic Construction; Architect/Designer: KMBR Architects Planners Inc.
  • Hammond Bay Residences – 6010 Hammond Bay Road – Owner/Developer: Ballenas Housing Society; General Contractor: Westmark Construction Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Murdoch and Co.
  • House of Kiyo Salon and Day Spa – 256 Wallace Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: House of Kiyo; General Contractor: Saywell Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Inhabit Architecture Inc.
  • In Space Childcare Inc. – 3255 Stephenson Point Road, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Crystal and Bill Wang; General Contractor: Monashee Rim Developments Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Raymond DeBeeld Architect Inc.
  • Long Lake Views – 4474 Wellington Road, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: Technifield Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: D-Architecture.
  • Nanaimo Fire Hall – 666 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: City of Nanaimo; General Contractor: Kinetic Construction Ltd.; Architect/Designer: S2 Architecture.
  • Nanaimo Honda – 2535 Bowen Road, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Nanaimo Honda; General Contractor: IWCD; Architect/Designer: Raymond DeBeeld Architect Inc.
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ICU – 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Island Health; General Contractor: Bird Construction; Architect/Designer: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Prospect – 135-151 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: Parkshore Projects Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Matthew T. Hansen Architect.
  • RJC Engineers Office – 238 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; General Contractor: Saywell Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: MBGA.
  • Sabiston 5-Plex – 215 Sabiston Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Gurdial S. Parmar; General Contractor: Anayk Home Builders; Architect/Designer: Ellins Architect Inc.
  • The Southbend – 600 9th Street, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer/General Contractor: D. Akers Property Solutions Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Helm Design.
  • Sunfield Manor – 1135 Seafield Crescent, Nanaimo – Owner/Developer: Woodgrove Senior Citizens Society; General Contractor: IWCD; Architect/Designer: D-Architecture.

Lantzville – (1)

  • Uy’sqwalawun Childcare Centre – 111 Snaw-Naw-As Road, Lantzville – Owner/Developer: Nanoose First Nation; General Contractor: EC Group; Architect/Designer: Iredale Architecture.

Parksville – (5)

  • Ballenas Housing Society Project – 360 & 364 Moilliet Street South, Parksville – Owner/Developer: Ballenas Housing Society; General Contractor: Windley Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: D-Architecture.
  • Choices Market Parksville – 319 Island Highway East, Parksville – Owner/Developer: Pattison Food Group; General Contractor: Norson Construction LLP; Architect: collabor8 Architecture & Design (BC) Inc.; Designer: Rodmell & Company Inc.
  • Duo Townhomes – 463 Hirst Avenue, Parksville – Owner/Developer: Hirst Avenue Townhouses Sitefinders Inc.; General Contractor: Tectonica Management Inc.; Architect/Designer: Com-tech Drafting and Design Services.
  • Franklins Gull Warehouse – 1151 Franklins Gull Road, Parksville – Owner/Developer: 1077551 BC Ltd.; General Contractor: Saywell Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: Alvin Reinhard Fritz.
  • Wendy’s Restaurant – 685 Island Highway, Parksville – Owner/Developer: Canadian Commercial (Parksville) Inc.; General Contractor: Saywell Contracting Ltd.; Architect/Designer: K Paul Architect.

Port Alberni – (3)

  • Alberni Power & Marine – 3170 1st Avenue, Port Alberni – Owner/Developer: Alberni Power & Marine; General Contractor: RW (Bob) Wall Ltd.; Architect/Designer: OCA.
  • Portview Landing – 3593 Anderson Avenue, Port Alberni – Owner/Developer: Broadstreet Properties; General Contractor: Seymour Pacific Developments; Architect/Designer: Abele Architecture.
  • Wałyaqił Tiny Home Village – 3675 4th Avenue, Port Alberni – Owner/Developer: Port Alberni Friendship Center; General Contractor: Cyndi Stevens and Zen Denz; Architect: Dimas Craveiro.

West Coast – Ehthlateese, Tofino – (2)

  • Ehthlateese Village Wellness Center – Ehthlateese – Owner/Developer: Uchucklesaht Tribe Government; General Contractor: Tectonica Management Inc.; Architect/Designer: Checkwitch Poiron Architects.
  • Surf Grove Administration – 1451 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino – Owner/Developer: Surf Grove Campground; General Contractor: MKM Projects Ltd; Architect/Designer: Hunter Office.

For information on sponsorship, contact John MacDonald at Tickets can be purchased at this link.

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