VANCOUVER — The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence have been announced. Officials said this year’s winners show builders and developers in the region are at the forefront of sustainable, high-performance construction.
“The Step Code is raising the bar for higher performance homes with advanced techniques and technologies, resulting in improved energy efficiencies, consistent comfort, and better indoor air quality for the homeowner,” said Ron Rapp, HAVAN CEO, in a statement. “It is exciting to see the broad variety of archetypes winning awards. From innovative laneway homes to character renovations, luxurious ultra-modern houses, and the full spectrum of multi-family developments in-between, the HAVAN Awards showcase our members’ best in housing.”
During the 13th annual awards ceremony, 33 builders and designers were awarded 61 HAVAN Awards.
Forge Properties (White Rock) with Form Creative (White Rock) netted eight wins including Grand HAVAN Multi-Family of the Year.
Additional wins include Best Multi-Family Condominium Unit: 800 S.F. and Over; Best New Kitchen: Multi-Family Production Home; Best Primary Suite: Multi-Family Production Home; Best Interior Design Display Suite: Multi-Family Home; Best Outdoor Living Space: Single-Family Production or Multi-Family Home (The Wraith at Fantom), with Best Multi-Family Midrise Development; and Best Multi-Family Amenity Space (Fantom)
Vesta Properties (Langley) took home six wins including two Grand HAVAN Awards for Single-Family Home Builder of the Year and Best Residential Community: Single-Family (Brookswood Mills) with four additional awards including Best Single-Family Detached Home Development (Production): More than 10 Units (Brookswood Mills); and Best New Kitchen: Single-Family Production Home; Best Primary Suite: Single-Family Production Home, and Best Interior Design Display Home: Single-Family Production Home (The Sperling II at Brookswood Mills.)
Infinity Properties (Langley) won four awards including the Grand HAVAN Best Residential Community: Multi-Family (Eastridge Panorama), plus Best Townhouse/Rowhome Unit: 1,500 S.F. and Over, Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development and Best Marketing Campaign (Eastridge Panorama)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. snagged Grand HAVAN Custom Builder of the Year and also celebrated three additional awards for Best Custom Home: $1.5 Million – Under $2 Million (West 29th) with Architrix Design Studio Inc.; and Best Custom Home: $5 Million and Over, and Best Energy Labelled Home: Custom (White Rock Next Zero) with Capital Home Energy Inc.
Close to 400 entries were juried by a peer-reviewed panel of award-winning builders, renovators and designers from across the country.
The complete list of winners can be viewed online at www.havan.ca/awards/