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Thank you for a great year!

November 30th, 2012

New West. Modern. Historic. It's time.

We had a phenomenally successful 2012 and would like to thank everyone for their interest and support this year. We are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive reviews for Trapp+Holbrook and the warm welcome we received from the New Westminster community. We’re also thrilled to have received several awards in 2012, including a UDI Award of Excellence for the Paris Block and a Museum of Vancouver City Shaper award for our president Robert Fung.

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Salient Group receives Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC

October 13th, 2011

Salient Group receives Heritage BC Outstanding Achievement Award

The Salient Group, Acton Ostry Architects and Donald Luxton & Associates received the Outstanding Achievement award at Heritage BC’s annual ceremony held on September 30, 2011. Handed out for the highest caliber of achievement, the Outstanding Achievement award was given to The Salient Group this year for our contributions to the rehabilitation of the Gastown area.

Every year, Heritage BC presents awards to individuals, organizations, government and businesses for excellence in heritage conservation. We thank Heritage BC for recognizing our efforts. We are pleased with the opening of 21 Doors, and we are proud to contribute to Gastown’s rehabilitation.

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Flack Block receives 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC

June 5th, 2010

Stonework on Facade of Flack Block
Image Credit: Stonework on Facade of Flack Block by Renewal Partners, on Flickr

The conservation and rehabilitation of the Flack Block has received a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC.  For a complete description of the project, visit the awards page at Heritage BC.


The Economist: Vancouver most liveable city, again

June 10th, 2009
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in downtown Vancouver.

For the second consecutive year, Vancouver has been chosen as the “most liveable city in the world”, placing just ahead of Vienna. This is hot on the heels of Vancouver ranking amongst Fast Company’s list of “most innovative cities” last week.

From The Economists website:
“Vancouver is still the most liveable city in the world, according to a new ranking from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Canadian city topped a “liveability survey” of 140 cities, as it did in 2008.

The ranking scores each city from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. Vancouver’s average score was 98—0.8 less than last year—but the margins at the top are all tight, with the best ten cities scoring over 96.

Vienna came second (it was top in Mercer’s similar recent study) and Melbourne third. The top ten included three Canadian cities, three Australian ones and four from Europe. High-scoring cities tend to be mid-sized and located in developed countries with a low population density. This means they can benefit from the availability of both cultural and recreational attractions, but with lower crime levels and fewer infrastructure problems than are often found among large populations.

Pittsburgh, in 29th place, was judged the most liveable American city. London and New York were 51st and 56th respectively. Harare brings up the rear, scoring 37.5 points.”

You can read the original story on The Economist’s website, and can see some of the 2008 story here.


Recognition: Salient Group wins 4 City of Vancouver Heritage Honour Awards

May 26th, 2009

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The City of Vancouver Heritage Commission has awarded four of the Salient Group’s developments for building rehabilitation as follows:

The Flack Block, 163 West Hastings Street, an Award of Honour for structural, seismic and building systems upgrading, sustainable interiors, locally crafted stone façade components, reinstated areaways, extensive exterior restoration, and a compatible contemporary rooftop addition.

The Bowman Block, 528 Beatty Street, as Award of Merit for the mindful, restrained exterior preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse to commercial and residential, including a compatible contemporary loft addition.

The Paris Block, 53 West Hastings Street, an Award or Recognition for its rescue, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, and for the social and economic benefit the project provides to the downtown neighbourhood.

The Lumbermen’s Building, 509 Richards Street, an Award of Recognition for its rehabilitation and structural upgrade, including exposing the original banking hall ceiling, and providing high quality ground floor use and office space.

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



Flack Block: Acton Ostry – Restoration Project Receives Heritage Honour Award

March 18th, 2009

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Architects Acton Ostry, were just awarded a Heritage Honour Award by the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Commission for their work on The Flack Block.

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Robert Fung on the Vanmag Power List 2008

December 6th, 2008
Robert Fung, Bob Rennie, Francesco Aquilini, and Vancouver Magazine Editor Gary Ross at the Power50 Awards.

Robert Fung, Bob Rennie, Francesco Aquilini, and Vancouver Magazine Editor Gary Ross at the Power50 Awards.

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The Vanmag Power List 2008

Robert Fung appears on the 2008 Vancouver Magazine Power 50 list again this year.

Read the whole story here, and a video of the event can be seen here.