AWMAC BC winners: Commercial under $500K

Grace Tatigian

On September 23, AWMAC BC announced their 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners. Categories included: commercial over $500K, commercial under $500K, export, and private residences. The organization also recognized three design students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and three from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In this feature, we’ll introduce the winners from the commercial projects under $500K. Check back in next week for more information on other categories!


The winner of the Ed Russell Award Overall Quality and Service in a Small Commercial Project and Gold Service in a Small Commercial Project was Beckville Woodcrafts Ltd. for their BlueShore Financial Spa Pender Branch project. The Financial Spa branch experience is designed to make clients feel relaxed as if they are entering a luxury spa or five-star hotel. The general contractor was JW McArthur & Sons Ltd. and the designer was Atelier Pacific Architecture Inc.

Established in 1981, Beckville Woodcrafts Ltd. is a leading company in hand-craftsmanship and computer precision millwork. Quality, service, and artistry are just a few of the ideals behind their success.


The winner of the Gold Quality in a Small Commercial Project was Stirling Woodworks Ltd. for their GBL Architects project. GBL believes that emergent architecture is fuelled by the notion that great ideas exist just below the surface and within our reach. The aesthetic of the office space was minimalist and refined, contrasting light woods and matte blacks. The general contractor was CE Miles Construction Ltd. and the designer was GBL Architects Inc themselves.

Stirling Woodworks Ltd. is a family-owned custom millwork company based in Maple Ridge, BC. They offer a variety of services, from design and manufacturing to installation and quality control. They also won Overall Quality and Service in a Residential Project and Silver Quality in a Residential Project. Manager Cameron Glegg is also a contributing writer for Wood Industry.


The winner of the Silver Quality in a Small Commercial Project was Feature Millwork Inc. for their Conwest project. The Conwest Group has business lines in civil infrastructure construction, industrial, commercial, and residential development. The design of the head office forms the space through the definition of two main volumes, which are linked by a linear band of feature millwork housing the principal kitchen and storage needs. The general contractor was ETRO Construction Ltd. and the designer was the Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers.

Feature Millwork Inc. is a family-run business established in 1984; it has grown to be one of the oldest and most respected woodworking companies. Their broad experience in commercial and residential industries has earned them a high-profile reputation for excellence, quality artistry, project management, and quick turnover. It gives them the confidence to ensure that they can handle any project, no matter how demanding or complex.


The winner of the Silver Service in a Small Commercial Project was Benchmark Architectural for their One Clinic MD project. This clinic provides medical aesthetics with a patient-centred approach using evidence-based medicine at their state-of-the-art medical facility. The general contractor was The Haebler Group and the designer was Revery Architecture.

Benchmark Architectural Woodworking Inc. is a custom millwork shop focused on enhancing commercial and residential spaces that feature the natural beauty of wood and many other materials, such as laminates, stone, glass, plastic, and metal. Located in Burnaby, BC, they have been a leading manufacturer of custom commercial millwork and architectural casework since 1997, for clients in Greater Vancouver and throughout the province.


Check back next week for more information on the projects in the export and private residences categories. Congratulations to all the winners!

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