Winners of Heritage Awards and Advisory Design Panel Awards announced

Congratulations to our 2019 Design Excellence and Heritage Awards winners! Recipients received recognition for their work and achievements during the annual Advisory Design Panel and Community Heritage Awards event at District Hall on Tuesday, February 25.

Design Excellence Awards

The Advisory Design Panel (ADP) annually presents awards to encourage excellence in design and to recognize projects that significantly contribute to the built environment of the District of North Vancouver.

2019 Award recipients

The Panel awarded the 2019 Design Excellence Award to 3730 Edgemont Boulevard, designed by Harbourview Projects, Office of McFarlane Biggar, and Forma Design Inc. 

In particular, the panel commends the design team on its:

  • modern response to architectural heritage within the neighbourhood
  • site planning that maximizes outdoor spaces
  • and overall material selection and workmanship.

Community Heritage Awards

Each year, we recognize and honour special projects and accomplishments in the field of heritage conservation with Community Heritage Awards. 

2019 Heritage Award recipients


Presented on behalf of the Blue Cabin Committee in recognition of the effort to restore, relocate, and repurpose the Blue Cabin into a floating artist residence and studio space.

The Blue Cabin is considered to be the last surviving example of the many squatters’ cabins which were located along the Burrard Inlet coastline.

Awarded to:

  • Glen Alteen (Grunt Gallery)
  • Esther Rausenberg (Creative Cultural Collaborations)
  • Barbara Cole (Other Sights for Artists’ Projects)


Presented to David Cook in recognition of his contribution to building understanding about local old-growth trees and his advocacy work through collecting and sharing information, and education.

Photos of 2019 award winners