Best in Building: The Georgie Awards
The gold Georgie statuette is the Oscar of BC's home construction industry, and it's coveted every bit as much.
The Georgie Awards (named after Captain George Vancouver) celebrate excellence in residential construction and design throughout the province. They're presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia and are open to all CHBA BC member companies.
For the 2012 awards, 12 expert judges from Ontario, Alberta and California spent three days sifting through 518 entries in 44 categories. They looked at 1,538 slides from residential building projects around BC. They honed those down to 184 finalists representing 80 companies. In late February they named 27 companies the best of the best in BC home construction, renovation and design.
Feast your eyes on the Lower Mainland projects that stood out at this year's Georgies. Click on the images for full-sized slideshows.
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Custom home builder G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.West Vancouver BC
Multi-Family Low Rise Production Builder Portrait Homes Ltd.Maple Ridge BC
Sustainable and Innovative Community Award Adera Development Corporation seven35North Vancouver BC This 60-unit North Vancouver townhouse community is the first of its kind in the country to be certified both LEED and Built Green Gold. It also has its own wastewater heat recovery system that saves up to 75 per cent of hot water heating expenses, among other energy-saving features.
Best Innovative Feature Delta Land Development Ltd. The Private Residence at the Hotel GeorgiaVancouver BC The unique shape of the building caught the judges' eyes with this downtown Vancouver high-rise condo that connects to the lushly restored Hotel Georgia.
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Congratulations to the winners of multiple Georgie Awards in the Lower Mainland: My House Design/Build Team Ltd. (5), Adera Development Corporation (2), G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. (2) and Delta Land Development Ltd. (2), and, in the marketing categories, MAC Marketing Solutions (4).