Commercial Building Awards - Finalists Announced!

A spectacular assortment of commercial and industrial buildings have been named as finalists for the 8th Annual Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards, set for Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Kelowna.

There were an extensive amount of nominations for this year’s awards, which have been whittled down to 28 finalists. Cities in the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay regions are represented, with entries from Kamloops, Monte Creek, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Enderby, Vernon, Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, Penticton and Cranbrook.

Re/MAX Commercial is a Gold sponsor of the event, with RBC Royal Bank, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, MNP LLP, Wood WORKS! BC and Green Sheet Review.

New institutional, commercial, industrial building, multi/single family, recreational or renovation projects must have been completed between July 31, 2015 and July 31, 2016 were eligible. Each submission is being judged by a team of independent judges, using the following criteria:

• Does it complement the surrounding properties and area?

• Is it esthetically pleasing?

• Are there unique architectural features?

• What is the level of finish (choice in construction materials)?

• Does it answer a specific development need within the community?

• Does it contribute to a healthy, sustainable community?

• Does it have any environmentally friendly or green elements for possible consideration?

Following is a list of Finalists by city:

Kamloops (2)

520 St. Paul Medical BuildingGeneral Contractor: True Construction, Architect/Designer: Westedge Engineering Ltd.

Royal Inland Hospital Clinic Services Building – General Contractor: Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., Architect/Designer: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

Monte Creek (1)

Monte Creek Ranch WineryGeneral Contractor: A&T Project Developments Inc., Architect/Designer: Ted Murray Architect Inc.

Salmon Arm (3)

Orchard Park TerraceGeneral Contractor: Sandy Ridge Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: Sandy Ridge Construction and Bernd Hermanski Architect Inc.

School District 83 Administration Office BuildingGeneral Contractor: Sawchuck Developments Co. Ltd., Architect/Designer: MQN Architecture & Interior Design.

Smart CentreGeneral Contractor: Converge Construction, Architect/Designer: K. Paul Architect Inc.

Sicamous (1)

Mara Lake Water Treatment Plant – General Contractor: Maple Reinders Inc., Architect/Designer: Garry Tomporowski Architect Ltd.

Enderby (1)

Splatsin Community CentreGeneral Contractor: ENCAN Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: Ted J. Thomas & Associates.

Vernon (4)

Eastgate Building General Contractor: Heartwood Homes Ltd., Architect/Designer: Dwell Design Studio.

Predator Ridge Clubhouse ExpansionGeneral Contractor: Silver Rock Land Corp., Architect/Designer: MQN Architecture & Interior Design.

Skogies Express Car WashGeneral Contractor: ENCAN Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: Ted J. Thomas & Associates.

Vernon OptometryGeneral Contractor: Sawchuck Developments Co. Ltd., Architect/Designer: MQN Architecture & Interior Design.

Lake Country (2)

Callahan Lake Country CommercialGeneral Contractor: TKI Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: MQN Architecture & Interior Design.

Lakestone Pool Amenity BuildingGeneral Contractor: Forma Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: Rostitch Hemphill Architects.

Kelowna (5)

CEFA Early LearningGeneral Contractor: Edgecombe Builders (Exterior) and Klondike Contracting Corporation (Interior), Architect/Designer: BlueGreen Architecture and Good Space Design Group.

Green Square TownhomesDeveloper: Troika Management Corp., General Contractor: CorWest Builders, Architect/Designer: NORR Architects Planners Inc.

Okanagan Colleges Trades ComplexGeneral Contractor: PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Architect/Designer: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.

Pleasantvale HomesGeneral Contractor: VanMar Constructors Inc., Architect/Designer: NORR Architects Planners.

West Harbour Phases I & IIDeveloper: Troika Management Corp., General Contractor: CorWest Builders, Architect/Designer: Evan Gilbert Drafting & Design.

West Kelowna (3)

Boucherie Beach Cottage ResortDeveloper: Trasolini Chetner Construction & Development, Architect/Designer: New Town Planning.

Grizzli WineryDeveloper: Blossom Winery/Grizzli Winery, Architect/Designer: Sanford Design Group.

1718 Byland RoadDeveloper: Pentar Homes Ltd., Architect/Designer: O. Solony Architect Ltd.

Summerland (1)

Summerland Branch Library - General Contractor: Tango, Architect/Designer: Urban Arts Architecture.

Penticton (3)

Ellis Townhomes – General Contractor & Architect/Designer: Radec Group Inc.

Play Estate Winery – General Contractor: Greyback Construction Ltd., Architect/Designer: Robert Mackenzie Architect Inc.

Southborough Convenience CentreGeneral Contractor: Cornies Consulting, Architect/Designer: Shelter Designs.

Cranbrook (2)

Baker Street Professional CentreGeneral Contractor & Architect/Designer: New Dawn Developments Ltd.

Sonja’s Garden – CMHA KootenaysGeneral Contractor: Culos Development (1996) Inc., Architect/Designer: Owen & Hunter Architects.

Tickets to the event are $125 and available through

For further information, contact Mark MacDonald at Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan at 1-866-758-2684 ext. 120, or email:

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