Visionary builders in the home, office and industrial building industry were recognized in front of a sold-out crowd of 800 business, community and government delegates during UDI’s bi-annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency last night.
A memorable highlight from the evening featured the newest UDI Hall of Fame inductee, Concert Properties co-founder and Order of BC recipient David Podmore, being honored for his 40 years of community building. David has shaped one of Canada’s most successful and well-respected real estate businesses. David is also a tireless philanthropist who has raised millions for charitable organizations, including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Master of Ceremonies, Brian Jackson, former City of Vancouver Chief Planner, hosted the awards gala, founded in 1984. Builders were recognized in diverse categories such as design, sustainability, heritage and social housing as well as community amenities built or funded by UDI members, including seawalls, libraries, daycares, parks and community centres.
“This evening is all about recognizing extraordinary innovators and their towering achievements in building design, community amenities, social housing and so much more,” says UDI President & CEO Anne McMullin. “Congratulations to all the winners who can take great pride in this peer recognition for building BC communities for everyone to live, work and play.”
“This evening is all about recognizing extraordinary innovators and their towering achievements in building design, community amenities, social housing and so much more.”Anne McMullin, UDI President & CEO
The full list of UDI award winners
A video featuring all the finalists and winners is here: YouTube.
Hall of Fame Inductee: David Podmore, Concert Properties
Maureen Enser Future Leader Award: Virginia Bird, Pottinger Bird Community Relations
Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice: The Northwest, by Onni Group
Vancouver Skyline: Trump Tower, by Holborn
Best in Show: Strathcona Village, by Wall Financial Corporation
Mixed Use: CentreView, by Onni Group
Ground-Oriented Housing: Hyde Park, by Zenterra Developments
Urban High-Rise: Modello, by Boffo Developments Ltd.
Suburban High-Rise: The Crown, by Beedie
Industrial: AG Professional Hair Care Products Ltd., by Beedie
Commercial/Retail/Office: 565 Great Northern Way, by PCI Developments Corporation
Multi-Phase/Master-Planned Community: Seylynn Village, by Denna Homes
Non-Market Housing: Madrona at Dockside Green, by Catalyst Community Developments Society
Urban Residential: Framework, by Porte Communities
Suburban Residential: South Ridge Club, by Adera Development Corporation
Market Rental: The Duke, by Edgar Development
Innovation: Strathcona Village, by Wall Financial
Best of the Fraser Valley: Willoughby Town Centre, by Qualico Chow & Li
Best of Vancouver Island: The Janion, by Reliance Properties Ltd.
Best of the Okanagan: Central Green, by Mission Group Enterprises Ltd.
Public Art: Eyes on the Street, by Concert Properties