2017 Vancouver Heritage Award Winners Announced

The following information is excerpted from the City of Vancouver website.

IRVING HOTEL, 101 E. HASTINGS ST.

IRVING HOTEL, 101 E. HASTINGS ST.

Outstanding efforts to preserve Vancouver's heritage were recognized April 24 at the 2017 Vancouver Heritage Awards ceremony.

The awards acknowledge projects and special accomplishments that range from restoration and rehabilitation of buildings, features, or sites to work that promotes heritage conservation, public education, advocacy, and awareness in Vancouver.

Award recipients were recognized in five categories: lifetime achievement, honour, merit, recognition, and the People's Choice.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Stiven, in recognition of his substantial contribution to heritage conservation in BC through his lengthy career as a leader, expert, practitioner, advocate, and educator in the field of historic window conservation

Awards of Honour

Shannon Estate at 7101-7201 Granville Street, for the conservation of the Shannon Mansion and its interiors, along with the coach house, gate house, Italian garden and the property's perimeter wall (Recipients: Wall Financial Corporation, Perkins + Will Architects, Robert Lemon Architect, Durante Kruek Landscape Architects, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers)

Tamura House at 390 Powell Street, for the restoration and replication of the exterior metal work and the rehabilitated storefronts and façades in the original Japanese district (Recipients: Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd., Ameresco Canada, Donald Luxton and Associates, McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., BC Housing)

James Residence at 587 West King Edward Avenue, for the retention and restoration of the one-of-a-kind city landmark often known as the Hobbit House (Recipients: DT5 Developments Ltd., Donald Luxton and Associates, W.T. Leung Architects Inc.)

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Site Finder, for the creation of an online, interactive map of the 2,200 sites on the Vancouver Heritage Register (Recipients: Vancouver Heritage Foundation, SplitMango Media Inc.)

Awards of Merit

Irving Hotel at 101 East Hastings Street, for the restoration of the exterior and the replication of the hotel's neon sign (Recipients: Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd., Ameresco Canada, Donald Luxton and Associates, McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., BC Housing)

Molson's Bank at 166 East Hastings Street, for the restoration of the brick work and terra cotta, including the restoration of interior elements (Recipients: Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd., Ameresco Canada, Donald Luxton and Associates, McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., BC Housing)

Cordova Residence at 54-56 East Cordova Street, for the restoration of the exterior, fire escape, and partial interior restoration which included the hand-operated horse elevator (Recipients: Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd., Ameresco Canada, Donald Luxton and Associates, McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., BC Housing)

Walter and Mary Chan House at 658 Keefer Street, for the rehabilitation of this culturally significant site in Strathcona (Recipients: Lawrence Chan and Suelina Quan, Reinhardt Residential Construction Ltd., Chiu Hippman Engineering, Practice Design + Research Inc.)

Nikkei Stories, for a series of online videos on notable Japanese Canadians, which make the history of the Nikkei accessible and engaging (Recipients: Gordon McLennan - Orbit Films, Greg Masuda, Linda Kawamoto Reid)

Awards of Recognition

Jewish Cemetery in Mountain View Cemetery at 5455 Fraser Street, for the community-led restoration and rehabilitation of the Jewish Cemetery (Recipients: Schara Tzedeck Cemetery Board, Pechet Studio, JB Newall Memorials Ltd., Mountain View Cemetery - City of Vancouver)

Jade Water Pavilion in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden at 578 Carrall Street, for the seismic, structural upgrades in the restoration and conservation of the Pavilion (Recipients: City of Vancouver Real Estate Services, McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., Parkwood Construction, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden)

Hazelwood Hotel at 344 East Hastings Street, for the restoration and reinstatement of lost architectural detail, including the ground floor storefronts (Recipients: Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd., Ameresco Canada, Donald Luxton and Associates; McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd., BC Housing)

Quadra Club at 1021 West Hastings Street, for the retention and detailed restoration of the façade (Recipients: Oxford Properties Group, Kohn Peterson Fox and MCM Partners, Robert Lemon Architect, Ledcor Construction Ltd.)

Christ Church at 690 Burrard Street, for the contribution to the community of the significant seismic upgrade and contemporary bell tower (Recipients: Christ Church Cathedral, Proscenium Architecture + Interiors, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., Iredale Partnership)

Normal School in City Square at 501 West 12th Avenue, for the restoration of the entrance, including a comprehensive seismic upgrade (Recipients: City Square Property Holdings Inc., Kate Robertson/Jonathan Ehling Architects, Donald Luxton and Associates, Van Den Kerkhof and Sons Masonry)

Thomas and Jessie Crawford House at 826 East Georgia Street, for the restoration and rehabilitation of the house and its contribution to the ongoing revitalization of Strathcona (Recipients: Ance Building Services, Chiu Hippmann Engineering Inc., Birmingham and Wood Architects)

729-733-739 Campbell Avenue, for the restoration and rehabilitation of two houses made possible by the inclusion of modern infill and contributing to the ongoing revitalization of Strathcona (Recipients: Ance Building Services, Chiu Hippmann Engineering Inc., Birmingham and Wood Architects)

1938 Ferndale Street, for the reinstatement of the front porch, which has made a positive contribution the community (Recipients: Veronika Bernadis, Bruno Bernardis)

BC Mills House at 1860 Grant Street, for the restoration and rehabilitation of the house and its contribution to the ongoing revitalization of the Grandview neighbourhood (Recipients: Alix Noble and Isaac Marshall, Ance Building Services, Jeff Allester Engineering, Birmingham and Wood Architects)

3500 Willow Street, for the reinstatement of the front porch and measures to improve the energy efficiency while respecting the heritage house (Recipients: Anne and Soren Gantt, Quinton Construction, Green City Solutions, Vancouver Heritage Foundation)

People's Choice Awards

These awards were selected through public online nominations and voting.

Jack Chow Building at 8 West Pender Street, for the restoration and revitalization of what is often regarded as the thinnest building in the world

Mah Society of Canada at 137 East Pender Street, for the renovation to stabilize it with exterior and structural repairs and vital system upgrades

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