Vancouver Heritage Award Winners Announced
St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson Street, by RJC Engineers, Ryder Architecture, Donald Luxton & Associates, Heatherbrae Builders, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
The City of Vancouver has announced the winners of its 2023 Heritage Awards.
The biannual program recognizes recipients for their extraordinary efforts to safeguard and regenerate tangible and intangible heritage throughout Vancouver’s neighbourhoods.
Heritage Award winners include architects, community organizations, developers, writers, artists, and ordinary citizens.
This year’s winners in the category of Heritage Conservation include the following nine buildings:
MA+HG Architects, Terris & Company General Contractors Ltd., Mira Malatestinic
This award recognizes the retention and restoration of the exterior architectural elements, interior details, and finishing of the Victorian-era home at 851 Union St.
Broadhurst & Whitaker Block, 3495 Commercial St
MA+HG Architects, Donald Luxton Associates, Hudson Projects
This award recognizes the thoughtful rehabilitation of this Edwardian vernacular building, contributing to the character of its streetscape.
Coulter House, 67 West 6th Avenue
Ance Building Service, Conwest Yamamoto Architecture
This award recognizes the thorough work on conserving this modest 1901 home as part of a larger industrial development.
BC Securities Building, 402 W Pender St.
Reliance Properties Ltd., Barry McGinn Architect, Etro Construction Ltd., Van den Kerkhof & Son Masonry Ltd., and Ital Décor Ltd.
This award recognizes the extensive upgrade of masonry cladding, including the rehabilitation of deteriorated elements and creative use of materials for replicated elements.
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
City of Vancouver, Barry McGinn Architect, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., and Scott Construction Group Grist Slate and Tile Roofing Inc.
This award recognizes the sensitive rehabilitation and partial seismic upgrade, exemplifying model stewardship of this community-serving space.
Mah Society of Canada Building, 137-139 East Pender Street
Mah Society of Canada, Barry McGinn Architect, JTW Consulting, MEC Engineering Consulting, Raven Metal Products
This award recognizes the rehabilitation of exterior and interior features, supporting the continuation of services that the Mah Society provides to its community.
Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway
MA+HG Architects, Donald Luxton & Associates, Bonnis Properties
This award recognizes the sensitive restoration work on exterior and interior elements, and enabling the enhanced and continued use of a beloved community cultural venue.
St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson Street
RJC Engineers, Ryder Architecture, Donald Luxton & Associates, Heatherbrae Builders, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
This award recognizes the sensitive conservation and seismic upgrade of this iconic neo-Gothic church. The church’s conservation took two years to complete and was the first significant upgrade to the building in its nearly 100-year-long history. The results are appreciated: a seamless integration of old and new architectural elements that will continue to serve its congregation and community while proudly asserting Vancouver’s architectural and civic history.
Sun Tower, 128 West Pender Street
Allied Properties REIT, Barry McGinn Architect, Van den Kerkhof & Son Masonry Ltd., Alpha Masonry Ltd., Heather & Little Ltd.
This award recognizes the respectful envelope seismic stabilization, and implementing creative solutions for the rehabilitation and replication of deteriorated elements.