Posts Tagged ‘UDI Award’

Westcoast Homes: Are you living in an award winner?

October 13th, 2007
>> See the complete list of our awards on the Awards page.

The insertion of apartments into an Edwardian warehouse generated an honour for the Salient Group and its principal, Robert Fung.
The insertion of apartments into an Edwardian warehouse generated an honour for the Salient Group and its principal, Robert Fung.

Westcoast Homes – Are you living in an award winner?
Vancouver Sun
October 13, 2007

The UniverCity community atop Burnaby Mountain was among new home projects and communities taking the spotlight in an industry competition. 

Home to 2,000 people currently and 10,000 eventually, UniverCity was judged the best entry in the “innovations in creating a livable and sustainable region” category. 

Verdant, a new home project at UniverCity, was the recipient of two awards – in the “innovations … in more affordable housing” and the “innovations in more sustainable development” categories. 

UniverCity is a Simon Fraser University undertaking. 

Verdant is a Vancily Enterprises project. 

The judges were all members of the local development fraternity, industry and government. The organizer of the competition is the local chapter of the Urban Development Institute. 

The importance of the awards to local developers and builders was identified in a statement from Gordon Harris of SFU Community Trust: 

…”With the kind of exposure we receive from awards such as this, more and more people will consider UniverCity’s spectacular views, and innovative sustainahility features when they are looking for a quality home in a great community.” 

Another new community, Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack, was recognized as best “master-planned development.’ Randy Fasan of Canada Lands Co. thought the award a recognition of the “new urbanist and ‘Smart Growth’ principles” that have guided the company in its transformation of the formcr CFB Chilliwack into a residential neighbourhood. 

 

Other award-wilmers include: 
– The Melville, by Amaton, best ‘”mixed use.”
– Bowman Lofts, by the Salient Group, best “revitalization, renovation or heritage.”
– Pomaria, by the Qualex Landmark Group, best “residential highrise.” 
– 1168 Richards, by the Townline Group, best “mid-rise.”
– Folio, by Intracorp, best “low-rise.”
– Bedford landing – Cedarmill, by ParkLane Homes, best “ground-oriented” single family. 
– Somerset, by Leddingham McAllister, best “ground-oriented” multi-family, 
– Towne by Mosaic, best “urban infill”

 

>> See the complete list of our awards on the Awards page.


Bowman Block wins UDI Award of Excellence

October 4th, 2007

Bowman Block 2007 UDI Award

The Bowman Block, located at 528 Beatty Street in Crosstown, received the Urban Development Institutes award of excellence for best heritage redevelopment.

The building undertook a complete transformation changing from a relatively unasuming office/warehouse building, into 38 heritage lofts with a character and flair unlike anything in Vancouver. The original heritage framework of the building such as Douglas firm floors, huge wood beams, and brick walls, were all retained to give the lofts a true heritage character, while pretty much everything else was completely reconstructed, making sure all the luxuries of a modern apartment were available and in turn making the spaces highly livable. 

Along with the conversion of the existing building, two additional stories were added to the building, which by contrast are quite modern and distinguishable from the existing 1906 structure. This is the second building to be completed by The Salient Group, the first being the Taylor Building which was finished in 2003. The Taylor Building was also a winner for best heritage development at the previous UDI awards.

>> See the complete list of our awards on the Awards page.