Okanagan College Trades Building wins top honours at SICA Commercial Building Awards

Okanagan College Trades Building was named the Judges’ Choice Best Overall entry in the 8th Annual Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.

There were 28 finalists in the event, which had cities in the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay regions represented, with entries from Kamloops, Monte Creek, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Enderby, Vernon, Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, Penticton and Cranbrook.

Re/MAX Commercial was 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 was judged by a team of independent judges.

Okanagan College Trades Building was the Excellence Award winner in the Commercial Instututional category as well.
General Contractor for the project was PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., and
Architect/Designe was Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.




Other Excellence Awards and their categories were:

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





Grizzli Winery of West Kelowna.
Developer: Blossom Winery/Grizzli Winery,
Architect/Designer: Sanford Design Group.


Skogies Express Car Wash of Vernon.
General Contractor: ENCAN Construction Ltd.,
Architect/Designer: Ted J. Thomas & Associates.

Multi Family
Green Square Townhomes of Kelowna.
Developer: Troika Management Corp.,
General Contractor:
CorWest Builders, Architect/Designer: NORR Architects Planners Inc.

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

Lakestone Pool Amenity Building of Lake Country.
General Contractor: Forma Construction Ltd.,
Architect/Designer: Rostitch Hemphill Architects.

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




Callahan Lake Country Commercial of Lake Country.
General Contractors: TKI Construction Ltd. and Sawchuck Developments.
Architect/Designer: MQN Architecture & Interior Design.

Seniors’ Housing
Pleasantvale Homes of Kelowna.
General Contractor: VanMar Constructors Inc.,
Architect/Designer: NORR Architects Planners.





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





Wood Construction
Splatsin Community Centre by the Splatsin First Nation of Enderby.
General Contractor: ENCAN Construction Ltd.,
Architect/Designer: Ted J. Thomas & Associates.




Runner-up Awards of Merit went to:

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

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

Multi Family
Orchard Park Terrace of Salmon Arm.
General Contractor: Sandy Ridge Construction Ltd.,
Architect/Designer: Sandy Ridge Construction and Bernd Hermanski Architect Inc.

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

Community Institutional
Summerland Branch Library of Summerland.
General Contractor: Tango,
Architect/Designer: Urban Arts Architecture.




Southborough Convenience Centre of Penticton.
General Contractor: Cornies Consulting,
Architect/Designer: Shelter Designs.

Baker Street Professional Centre of Cranbrook.
General Contractor & Architect/Designer: New Dawn Developments Ltd.


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