The 2017 Lulu Award in the category of Public and Institutional Building urban design goes to Quintet – City Centre Community Centre and Trinity Western University. Developed by UEM Sunrise (Canada) Development Ltd., designed by W.T. Leung Architects Inc. and landscape designed by Durante Kreuk Ltd., this institutional building project is located in Richmond’s City Centre Lansdowne Village at 5900 Minoru Boulevard.
The 2017 Lulu Award in the category of Public and Institutional Open Space urban design is awarded to Terra Nova Play Experience. Designed by Hapa Collaborative and Lynne Werker Architect, the play equipment is unique; individual elements interact with their context. The design showcases the agricultural past in the city and allows kids to connect to nature in the city.
Honourable mentions also go to ITO & Associates Inc. for the Bravo residential high-rise building project; and PMG Landscape Architects for their work on the Trail Appliance Ltd. commercial building project as well as the Crimson Maple Estates townhouse project.
This year’s five-person judging panel included three independent judges – Jeff Cutler, MBCSLA, registered landscape architect with over 20 years of experience; Michael Heeney, registered architect, LEED accredited professional with over 20 years of experience; Ron Kellett, Director of UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with experience practicing architecture and teaching both architecture and landscape architecture; as well as City judges Joe Erceg, General Manager of Planning and Development; and Wayne Craig, Director of Development.