Rob Grey Named VIREB's 2016 REALTOR® of the Year
April 6th, 2017
The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) is pleased to announce that Rob Grey was... more »

   Commercial Building Awards

The Commercial Building Awards (CBAs) established by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) recognize outstanding workmanship and design in commercial buildings within the VIREB area (from the top of the Malahat to the northern tip of the island). Each year, winners are selected by a panel of independent judges from various professional and development industries. (Photos of last year's winners are featured below.)
Recent Winner - 2016
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2016 Judge's Choice Award: Blue Grouse Winery, Duncan
2016 Award of Excellence - Community: Snuneymuxw First Nations Administration Building, Nanaimo
2016 Award of Excellence - Hospitality: Blue Grouse Winery, Duncan
2016 Award of Excellence - Industrial: Coldstar Solutions Inc., Ladysmith
2016 Award of Excellence - Industrial: Eriks, Nanaimo
2016 Award of Excellence - Institutional: Qualicum Beach Fire Hall, Qualicum Beach
2016 Award of Excellence - Multi-Family Apartment: 4960 Songbird Place, Nanaimo
2016 Award of Excellence - Retail: Madrona Marketplace West, Gabriola Island
2016 Award of Excellence - Retail Automotive: Galaxy Motors, Courtenay
2016 Award of Excellence - Retail Renovation: Pleasant Valley Landing, Nanaimo
Recent Winner - 2015
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Judges Choice Award: Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments Building, Campbell River
Award of Excellence - Office: Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments Building, Campbell River
Award of Excellence - Community Institutional: Uplands Walk Supportive Housing, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Community Institutional, Renovation: Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Multi-Family: Berwick by the Sea, Campbell River
Award of Excellence - Retail: Island Optimal Health/Moksha Yoga, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Commercial, Renovation: Real Estate Webmasters, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Industrial: McGregor Thompson, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Industrial, Renovation: Trojan Collision Centre, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Community Recreational: Comox Valley Child Development Sensory Room, Courtenay
Award of Excellence - Hospitality: Qualicum Beach Inn
Award of Excellence - Mixed-Use: Co-op Parksville Gas Bar
Recent Winner - 2014
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Judges Choice and Hospitality Awards: Nanaimo Golf Clubhouse
Award of Excellence - Multi-Family Townhouse: The Waterfront at Mill Bay
Award of Excellence - Community Institutional: Cowichan Lake Library
Award of Excellence  - Multi-Family Apartment: Madrona Green, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Community Institutional: Cumberland Library
Award of Excellence - Community Institutional, Fire Halls: Nanoose Bay Fire Hall
Award of Excellence - Office: Island Oral Facial and Implant Surgery, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Retail: Building D, Port Place Shopping Centre, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Retail, Auto: Mercedes-Benz/Smart, BMW/Mini, Subaru - Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Specialty Housing: Great-West Student Residences, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Industrial: Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Industrial/Service Commercial, Renovation: Andrew Sheret Ltd., Courtenay
Award of Excellence - Office Retail, Renovation: Target Renovation, Campbell River
Award of Excellence - Heritage, Renovation: The Rowe House, Nanaimo
Green Award - Gabriola Island Fire Hall
Recent Winner - 2013
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Judges Choice Award: Nanaimo Train Station, Nanaimo. Winner for the best overall entry
Award of Excellence – Industrial: Driftwood Place, Port Alberni
Award of Excellence – Senior/Assisted Housing: Ts’I’ts’uwatul’lelum Assisted Living, Duncan
Award of Excellence – Community Institutional: Alberni District Secondary School, Port Alberni
Award of Excellence – Retail:  TD Bank & Country Grocer, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence – Commercial Reno: Auto Check Automotive Building, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence – Office Reno: Ramsay Lampman Rhodes Renovation, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence – Office: City of Nanaimo Service & Resource Centre, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence – Heritage: Nanaimo Train Station, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence – Community Enhancement: Mill Bay Marina
Recent Winner - 2012
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Judges Choice Award: Vancouver Island Visitors Centre, Courtenay. Winner for the best overall entry.
Award of Excellence - Education: Vancouver Island University (Cowichan Campus), Duncan
Award of Excellence - Hospitality: The Sabbatical, Ucluelet
Award of Excellence - Multi-Family: Stone's Throw Building 1, Parksville
Award of Excellence - Heritage Reno: 755 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo
Award of Excellence - Industrial Reno: City Tile, Nanaimo
Award of Merit and Honourable Mention- Education: Ecole Mer-et-montagne, Comox
Award of Merit - Institutional: Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Centre, Comox Valley
Award of Merit - Retail: Port Place Mall Building C TD Bank, Nanaimo
Award of Merit - Community Enhancement: NIC Gathering Place, Campbell River
Finalist Award - Multi-Family: Millstone Pride, Nanaimo
Recent Winner - 2011
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Institutional: Brentwood College in Mill Bay & East Wellington Fire Hall of Nanaimo (Awards of Excellence); Ucluelet Community Centre of Ucluelet & BC Ferries Departure Bay Waiting Room in Nanaimo (Awards of Merit); North Island College Trades Training Facility in Courtenay (Finalist Award) and VIU Deep Bay Field Station Centre for Shell Research of Deep Bay (Finalist Award).
Industrial: BC Hydro Port Alberni Operations Facility in Port Alberni (Award of Excellence); Amazonite Corner in Duncan (Award of Merit); Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. in Parksville (Finalist Award); U-Lock Storage in Nanaimo (Finalist Award); and Building at 1965 and 1975 Bollinger Road in Nanaimo (Finalist Award).
Retail: Highland Village Shopping Centre Phase 2 in Comox (Award of Excellence); PostNet Business Centre in Parksville (Award of Merit); Thrifty Foods Shopping Plaza Expansion in Parksville (Finalist Award); Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Courtenay (Finalist Award); Island Honda in Courtenay (Finalist Award); and Metro Toyota in Duncan (Finalist Award).
Renovation: Nanaimo Maps & Charts Façade Upgrade in Nanaimo (Award of Excellence); University Village Shopping Centre of Nanaimo (Award of Merit); Native Sons Hall 1928 of Courtenay (Honorable Mention); and Valley Vision Optometry in Port Alberni (Finalist Award).
Mixed Use: Terra Verde of Qualicum Beach (Award of Excellence); Rutherford Ridge of Nanaimo (Award of Merit); City Centre Condos of Nanaimo (Honorable Mention); and Seven Sails in Nanaimo (Finalist Award).
Office: HUU-AY-AHT Multi-Purpose Building in Bamfield (Award of Excellence); and the building at 1650 Terminal Avenue in Nanaimo (Award of Merit).
Multi Family - Townhose: Maveric Place in Nanaimo (Award of Excellence); and Sun Meadows at Cottle Creek on Mercedes Way of Nanaimo (Award of Merit).
Multi Family - Condo: Thornbridge at Longwood in Nanaimo (Award of Excellence); and Meredith Court in Nanaimo (Award of Merit).
Seniors Housing: Oak Tree Manor in Nanaimo (Award of Merit).
Community Enhancement: North Island College Gathering Place in Port Alberni (Award of Excellence); Waterfront Walkway, Phase II in Parksville (Award of Merit); Seine Floats Washroom Building in Port Hardy (Finalist Award); and Amphitheatre at Bowen Park in Nanaimo (Finalist Award).
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