Advisory Design Panel Awards

The Advisory Design Panel 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.

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2022 award recipients 

Design Award of Excellence: Park West

  • Developer — Keltic Development Ltd
  • Architect — Rafii Architects Inc
  • Landscape architect —  PFS Studio

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

  • site plan and location of the massing to protect views and accommodate new pedestrian and vehicle connections
  • excellent pedestrian spaces around the transit stop, plaza, and one-way road
  • various architectural details that give a relatively large development a more refined sense of scale

Design Award of Excellence: Belle Isle

  • Developer — Citimark Belle Isle Project Ltd
  • Architect — Integra Architecture Inc
  • Landscape architect —  ETA Landscape Architecture

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

  • successfully designed interface for the new Belle Isle Park
  • well-appointed open amenity space at the centre of the townhomes
  • many pathways through the site that are coordinated with surrounding developments to ensure that all residents are able to access everything this up-and-coming village centre has to offer

Design Award of Excellence: Handsworth Secondary School

  • Developer — School District 44
  • Architect — KMBR Architects & Planners Inc
  • Landscape architect —  Van der Zalm + Associates Inc

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

  • accommodation of all the programming needs of a school in an efficient and understated building
  • ample amount of covered, outdoor, unstructured spaces along the south façade
  • incorporation of indigenous design language throughout the interiors and exteriors of the development

Design Award of Excellence: Hunter at Lynn Creek

  • Developer — Intergulf Development (Hunter) Group
  • Architect —  RWA Group Architecture Ltd
  • Landscape architect —  PMG Landscape Architects Ltd

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

  • cohesive use of materials that tie together the residential components of the development
  • generous use of glazing to articulate the facades of the commuting centre and take advantage of views
  • overall massing strategy that not only reflects the point towers across the street, but also the midrise buildings along Mountain Highway

Design Award of Merit: Kiwanis Lynn Woods

  • Developer — Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society
  • Architect — Raymond Letkeman Architect Inc
  • Landscape architect —  ETA Landscape Architecture

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

  • site planning that allowed the building to be well situated between the existing trees and a new open courtyard
  • overall material selection that echoes the design language of the recently renovated tower
  • thoughtful location of accessibility features that is important to existing and new residents

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2021 award recipients 

Design Award of Excellence: The Lloyd at 1616 Lloyd Avenue

  • Developer — Onni
  • Architect —  Yamamoto Architecture Inc.
  • Landscape architect —  Durante Kreuk Ltd.

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

  • use of glass, windows, and overall material selection
  • strong presence and generous features such as patios
  • successfully capturing the mountain theme

Design Award of Excellence: Brooklynn at 467 Mountain Highway

Developer — Wanson Development Ltd.
Architect — Francl Architecture  
Landscape architect —  Durante Kreuk Ltd.

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

  • creating clean corners which provide a focal point at this intersection
  • the amount of windows and material selection
  • overall feel and continuity of the design which is evident at street level

Design Award of Excellence: Mason at 2070 Curling Road

Developer — Cressey Development
Architect —  Shift Architecture Inc.
Landscape architect — Durante Kreuk Ltd.

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

  • architectural style and use of brownstone to create an attractive streetscape
  • well thought-out and executed detailing, materials used, light, and landscaping

2020 award recipients 

Design Award of Excellence: Holland Row Townhomes 

A row townhome development at 1960 Glenaire Dr. 

  • Developer — PC Urban Properties Corp
  • Architect —  Grimwood Architecture Inc
  • Landscape architect   ETA Landscape Architecture 

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

  • achieving a balance of both density and livability while respecting the riparian setback to the Capilano River along its northern edge
  • high quality of materials and finishes 
  • colour pallette that also related to the surrounding environment

Design Award of Excellence: The Residences at Lynn Valley 

A mixed-use development at 1208 E 27th St. 

Developer — Bosa Development
Architect — Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc
Landscape architect — ETA Landscape Architecture
Public art — Dam de Nogales

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

  • consistent design language across such a large project that helps achieve a cohesive village-like character
  • choice of materials and colours, especially the warmth created by the timber and stone
  • dramatic improvement to the public realm along with the addition of public art is both visually compelling and playful

2019 award recipients

Design Award of Excellence: 3730 Edgemont Boulevard

Designed by Harbourview Projects, Office of McFarlane Bigger, 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
  • overall material selection and workmanship

2017 award recipients

Award of Excellence: Delbrook Community Recreation Centre

A hub for health and wellness, recreation, arts and culture, and community, located at 851 W. Queens Road.

  • Developer — District of North Vancouver
  • Architect — HDR CEI Architecture
  • Landscape architect — Connect Landscape Architecture

Honourable Mention: "Walter's Place"

A five-storey residential development at 1325 Draycott Road.

  • Developer — Milori Homes
  • Architect — GBL Architects
  • Landscape architect — Senga Landscape Architects

2016 award recipients

Award of Excellence: Northwoods Village

A mixed-use development at 2151 Front Street and 2150 Dollarton Highway.

  • Developer — GWL Realty Advisors
  • Architect — Rositch Hemphill Architects
  • Landscape — Connect Landscape Architecture
  • Contractor — Ventana Construction Corp.

Award of Excellence: Connect at Nature's Edge

A townhome development at 757 Orwell Street.

  • Developer — Brody Development Ltd.
  • Architect — Integra Architecture Inc.
  • Landscape Architect — Forma Design Inc. 

Award of Excellence: Amadon Plaza

A commercial development at 1226 Marine Drive.

  • Developer — First Capital Realty Inc.
  • Architect — B+H Architects Inc.     
  • Landscape — Forma Design Inc.
  • Contractor — Lark Projects Ltd. 

Renderings and photos of the 2016 award-winning projects


2015 award recipients

Award of Excellence

Given in recognition of Edgemont Commons: a mixed-use retail and office project at 3053 Edgemont Boulevard, to:

  • Kevington Building Corporation (Developer) — Joe Khalifa
  • GBL Architects Ltd. — Tom Bell, Joey Stevens, Sergio Rojas, Diran Hirozian
  • Jonathan Losee Landscape Architect Ltd. — Jonathan Losee
  • Kevington Building Corporation (Contractor) — Nib Set
  • Artist — Casto Solano 

Honourable Mention

Given recognition of Beacon: a multi-family residential project at 1550 Fern Street, the first phase of the Seylynn Village community, to:

  • Denna Homes Corp — Dr. Abo Taheri, Dr. Shahpour Hosseini, Pedram Hosseini, Sassan Nikseresht, Farbod Taheri, Tammy Vogan
  • DA Architects + Planners — Mark Ehman, Al Johnson, James Kao
  • ETA Landscape Architecture — Gerry Eckford, Doron Fishman
  • CREUS Engineering Ltd. — Fred Ciambrelli, P.Eng.
  • ITC Construction Group — Doug MacFarlane, Jake How, Paul Sum, Duncan Beattie, Jay Bates
  • BMO Bank of Montreal — Jay Walter, Greg Vriend
  • Pacesetter Marketing — Nick Askew

2013 award recipients

Award of Excellence

 Given in recognition of a light industrial building at 1515 Barrow Street, to:

  • PC Urban (Barrow Street) LP
  • Christopher Bozyk Architects Ltd. — Christopher Bozyk, Architect AIBC; Nick Bray, RIBA; and Sinead Hugh
  • PMG Landscape Architects Ltd. — Pat Campbell BCSLA and Marlene Messer BCSLA​
  • Ventana Construction Corporation — James Kendall, John Godler and Jeff Scholdice
  • Theme West Studios — Gerry Houghton, Artist

Honourable Mention

Given in recognition of "Cove Gardens" townhouse development at 4310 Gallant Avenue, to:

  • Milori Homes
  • GBL Architects — Stuart Lyon, MAIBC, Architect of Record
  • Senga Landscape Architecture — Senga Lindsay, BCSLA - Landscape Architect
  • Nomad Creative — Bruno Madson, Artist

2012 award recipients

Award of Excellence

  • Legacy Townhomes — 897 Premier Street
  • Brody Development (Homes) Ltd. — Mike Brody, Principal
  • Integra Architecture Inc. — Duane Siegrist, AIBC, Architect of Record
  • Forma Design Inc. — Bill Harrison, BCSLA and Ron Smith, BCSLA, Landscape Architects

2011 award recipients

Award of Excellence

Given in recognition of "The Brook" condominium development at 650 Evergreen Place, to:

  •  The Brook Development Group
  •  Array Architecture — Gerard Sportack, MAIBC, Architect of Record
  • Gair Williamson Architect — Gair Williamson, MAIBC, Consulting Architect
  • Senga Landscape Architecture — Senga Lindsay, BCSLA, Principal
  • Fast + Epp Structural Engineers — Paul Fast, P. Eng, Principal
  • P Warwick Construction — Paul Warwick, Principal

2010 award recipients

Award of Excellence

Given in recognition of "Vicinity" condominium development at 3025 Baird Road, to:

  • Brody Development — Michael Brody, Principal
  • Graham F. Crockart Architect Inc. — Graham Crockart, AIBC
  • Integra Architecture Inc. — Duane Siegrist, AIBC
  • Forma Design Inc. — William Harrison and Avril Woodend, Landscape Architects

Award of Excellence

Given in recognition of "The Bridge" townhomes at 1165 Harold Road, to:

  • Delta G Developments — Irene Rayner, Daryl Rayner, Sharon Rayner, Deen Rayner
  • Matthew T. Hansen Architect — Matthew Hansen, AIBC
  • Forma Design Inc.— William Harrison and Avril Woodend, Landscape Architects
  • Blue Pacific Development Corp. — Bob Gamel, Eric More and Steve Game

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