HW's 28th Annual Preservation Awards

Heritage Winnipeg was very pleased to present the 28th Annual Preservation Awards at the historic Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street on National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 18, 2013.  This free public event was attended by over 85 people who helped celebrate heritage projects recognized and awarded for 2012. 

The 2013 Award Winners:

Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Asper School of Business - 2nd Floor, 177 Lombard Avenue

Awarded to the Asper School of Business for their commitment to the redevelopment of the entire 2nd floor of this prominent landmark building

Accepted by Steve Vieweg (left), Director of Executive Education at Asper School of Business. Award presented by Greg Thomas (right), Manitoba Governor of Heritage Canada

Awarded to the LM Architectural Group for their design work towards redeveloping the 2nd floor of the building, including special attention to the conservation of heritage features and the preservation of its historic Board Room

Accepted by Mike Ibister (left), Principal of LM Architectural Group. Award presented by Greg Thomas (right), Manitoba Governor of Heritage Canada

Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Metropolitan Entertainment Centre - 281 Donald Street

Awarded to Canad Inns for their stewardship and commitment to the restoration and rehabilitation of this historic theatre, thus ensuring its long-term economic viability within the historic downtown

Accepted by Paul Robson (right), CEO of Canad Inns. Award presented by Penny McMillan (left), Past President of Heritage Winnipeg.
 
Awarded to Number Ten Architectural Group for their excellence in design towards the restoration and rehabilitation of this historic theatre, thus ensuring its long-term economic viability within the historic downtown

Accepted by Dave Lalama (right), Number Ten Architectural Group. Award presented by Penny McMillan (left), Past President of Heritage Winnipeg.

Preservation Award of Excellence - Institutional Conservation
Paterson Global Foods Institute - 504 Main Street

Awarded to Red River College for their stewardship and commitment to the extraordinary rehabilitation initiatives undertaken to conserve the tower and banking hall, ensuring a long term future for this prominent landmark building

Accepted by Diana Ready (right), VP Finance and Administration of Red River College. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine (left), First Vice President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to Prairie Partnership Architects for the rehabilitation initiatives undertaken, including innovative design work as well as structural and building code upgrading, to conserve the tower and banking hall

Accepted by Dudley Thompson and Blaine Repko, Prairie Partnership Architects. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine (left), First Vice President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to Alpha Masonry Ltd. for an accurate and detailed restoration of masonry work done to the historic facade of an important landmark building

Accepted by Robert Sanderson, Alpha Masonry. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine, Heritage Winnipeg First Vice President

Special President's Award - Urban Revitalization
The Avenue on Portage - 265 Portage Avenue

Awarded to Rick and Mark Hofer (owners) for their wonderful urban mixed-use revitalization project, which was a bold gesture in the adaptive re-use of two buildings on the Portage Avenue streetscape

Accepted by Paul Hiebert (left), on behalf of the owners who were both unable to attend. Award presented by Jordan van Sewell (right), President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to 5468796 Architecture for their work on the urban mixed-use revitalization, which was a bold gesture in the adaptive re-use of two buildings on the Portage Avenue Streetscape

Accepted by Zach Pauls (left), Architect at 5468796 Architecture. Award Presented by Jordan van Sewell (right), President of Heritage Winnipeg

Distinguished Service Award
Fort Garry Hotel - 222 Broadway

Awarded to Rick Bell and Ida Albo (owners) for their long withstanding commitment to conserve and enhance an outstanding Winnipeg heritage landmark and institution, including their work to celebrate the building's hundredth anniversary and to launch it into its next century

Accepted by Rick Bell (centre) and Ida Albo (right), owners of The Fort Garry Hotel. Award presented by Nancy Klos (left), Board Member of Heritage Winnipeg

Heritage Conservation Awards:

This year Heritage Winnipeg is recognizing special efforts in specific projects completed in 2012, to protect, conserve, and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value.  Heritage conservation awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional, or residential projects, that involve the sensitive and adaptive use and/or re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection. 

In addition our Distinguished Service Award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.

This year's nominees are:

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre at 281 Donald Street
     Owner - Canad Inns

Paterson Global Foods Institute (former Union Bank Building) - 504 Main Street
     Owner- Red River College

The Avenue on Portage - 265 Portage Avenue
     Owners - Rick & Mark Hofer

Sussex Realty (former Abbott Clinic) - 274 Osborne Street North
     Owners - Sussex Realty

The Inglis (NWCTA) Building - 291 Garry Street
     Owner - John McDonald of Metric Marketing

Asper School of Business - 2nd floor, 177 Lombard Avenue (former Great West Life building)

Distinguished Service Award - Rick Bel and Ida Albo, owners of the Fort Garry Hotel

Please noteAwards Winners will be announced at the event.

Thank you to this year's Judging Committee:

Jennifer Hansell, City of Winnipeg
Neil Einarson, Province of Manitoba
Wins Bridgman, Architect
Jim Kacki, Architect
Les Stechesen, Architect

 
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