2015 Heritage Award winners

Heritage Award winners include architects, community organizations, developers, writers, artists, and ordinary citizens. We recognize recipients for their extraordinary work efforts to preserve our diverse heritage throughout Vancouver's neighbourhoods.

Browse the winners from 2015.

Award categories

  • Honour: Demonstrates an outstanding contribution to heritage conservation
  • Merit: Projects that make an important contribution, in whole or in part, to heritage conservation
  • Recognition: Acknowledges an accomplishment, project, or effort which contributes to heritage conservation

Lifetime Achievement Award

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Janet Bingham

    By City of Vancouver

    In recognition of her lifetime of heritage advocacy to make Vancouver a better place, including her efforts to preserve Gastown, Barclay Heritage Square, and Roedde House. As well as her research and publications on Samuel Maclure and the Roedde family.

Awards of honour

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Heritage Vancouver, Building Permits Database

    By City of Vancouver

    For creating a searchable online databaseof early building permits, making important records readily accessible to thegeneral public. Recipients: Heritage Vancouver Society, Patrick Gunn, Leah Holman, City of Vancouver Archives

  • Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park

    By City of Vancouver

    For the meticulous conservation of a significant historical and cultural monument. The addition of excellent interpretive material to the site. Recipients:  Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee, Donald Luxton and Associates, Van den Kerkhof and Son Masonry

  • Kits Neighbourhood House and Hay House

    By City of Vancouver

    For the redevelopment of the neighbourhoodhouse and preservation of the former St. George's Greek Orthodox Church and Hay House, alongwith construction of a complementary infill building.Recipients: Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC, Sean McEwen Architect, Kindred Construction, Donald Luxton and Associates

  • St. George's School

    By City of Vancouver

    For the preservation of the Junior School and Boiler House and continuing stewardship of the former Convent of the Sacred Heart. Recipients: St. George's School, Robert Lemon Architect, Scott Kemp Architect, Read Jones Christofferson, Halse-Martin Construction

  • Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall

    By City of Vancouver

    For the restoration of the original appearance of the façade and the retention of many interior features. Recipients: Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall, Birmingham and Wood Architects,  Pax Construction, Chiu Hippmann Engineering

  • Yale Hotel

    By City of Vancouver

    For the restoration of the exterior; rehabiliation and seismic upgrade of the interior; and the complementary design of the adjacent tower. Recipients: Rize Alliance Properties, IBI / HB Architects, Robert Lemon Architect, Perkins + Will Architects

Awards of merit

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Carleton Hall Schools

    By City of Vancouver

    For the preservation of the exteriors and rehabilitation of the interiors of two small early schoolhouses. Recipients: Green Thumb Theatre, Cornerstone Architecture, Donald Luxton and Associates, Vancouver School Board

  • Chris Hay, Stanley Park Rock Garden

    By City of Vancouver

    For his rediscovery of the Rock Garden, promotion of it's existence, and advocacy for it's restoration. Recipient: Chris Hay

  • Fire Hall No. 15

    By City of Vancouver

    For the retention and rehabilitation of the fire hall, including the creation of community space and a complementary adjacent fire hall. Recipients: Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, Hughes Condon Marler Architects, PCL Constructors Westcoast, McGinn Engineering and Preservation

  • Marble Arch Hotel (Hotel Canada)

    By City of Vancouver

    For the rehabilitation of the hotel and the historic Hotel Canada electric sign. Recipients: BC Housing, Ameresco, Gordon MacKenzie Architect. Jonathan Yardley Architect McGinn Engineering and Preservation

  • McClary Manufacturing Company Building

    By City of Vancouver

    Award for the rehabilitation of the Gastown building, including restoration of exterior elements Recipients: Suraj Gupta, Chercover Massie and Associates, Donald Luxton and Associate

  • Strathcona Church

    By City of Vancouver

    For the preservation of the church, including new exterior lighting. Recipients: Strathcona Church, Donald Luxton and Associates , Dunbar Masonry, Extraordinary League Contracting

Awards of recognition

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Sylvia Hotel

    By City of Vancouver

    For the preservation of the east wall of the hotel and ongoing stewardship. Recipients: Jill Davies, Kindred Construction, Van den Kerkhof and Son Masonry, Donald Luxton and Associates

  • Dominion Motor Company Building

    By City of Vancouver

    For the conservation and stewardship of the former automobile showroom. Recipients: Seabright Holdings, Gower, Yeung and Associates, Fusion Projects, City Square Property Holdings.

  • Gastown Hotel

    By City of Vancouver

    For the rehabilitation of the hotel, including innovative seismic upgrades. Recipients: BC Housing, Ameresco, Merrick Architecture, London Mah and Associates, McGinn Engineering and Preservation

  • Washington Hotel

    By City of Vancouver

    For the rehabilitation of the hotel, including challenging seismic work. Recipients: BC Housing, Ameresco, Merrick Architecture, McGinn Engineering and Preservation

  • Houses at 662-668 Union Street

    By City of Vancouver

    For the rehabilitation of two Strathcona historic houses with a new infill. Recipients: SHAPE Architecture, Karli Gillespie and Dick Hellofs, Natural Balance Home Builders

  • Opsal Steel

    By City of Vancouver

    For the retention of the building, including its timber framing and artifacts. Recipients: Bastion Development, McGinn Engineering and Preservation, South West Construction, Robert Lemon Architect.

  • Prefontaine House

    By City of Vancouver

    For the preservation of the building, including the restoration of the siding and trim and original wood windows. Recipients: Eugene and Ilona Sawka, Donald Luxton and Associates, Extraordinary League Contracting

  • Eve Lazarus, Sensational Vancouver

    By City of Vancouver

    For a book of narratives which heighten awareness of the historic value of Vancouver's early neighbourhoods. Recipient: Eve Lazarus

People's Choice Awards

By City of Vancouver

 

  • W.A. Doctor House

    By City of Vancouver

    Relocation of the W.A. Doctor House from 5903 Larch to another location to retain the heritage home. People's Choice Awards are selected through public online nominations and voting.

  • Jeffs Residence

    By City of Vancouver

    Rehabilitation of the Jeffs residence at 1298 Salsbury Drive in Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. People's Choice Awards are selected through public online nominations and voting.