At the 10th Annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards MQN was celebrated with an Award of Excellence for Best Institutional Project out of 6 candidates for the Okanagan College Vernon Trades Training Centre. The current Okanagan College Trades program is housed in various locations around the Vernon Community. This building helps bring the Trades programs into one facility where there can be more collaboration between the programs, developing real-life experience for students of all levels. This project is currently under review to obtain LEED Gold Certification. We would like to thank Deb Peterson from Okanagan College for giving our firm the opportunity and we would like to thank our team that made this award winning project a reality; General Contractor: Maple Reinders Construction Ltd., M+E+S: CIMA+, Civil: Ecora and our MQN team: Vicki Topping (Partner), Jay Gillman (Project Architect), Rhonda Gilchrist (Registered Interior Designer), Shawn Van Boven, Brandi Yeo and Ryan Fechner (Building Technicians), Linda Marriot (LEED Consultant), Ray Riguedell (Contract Administrator) – Way to go team!
Our firm also received an honourable mention in the Office Category for the Fortis BC Kootenay Operations Centre. A big thank you to Becky Richardson for the opportunity and to our team with WI Construction and MQN team of Brian Quiring (Partner), Jennifer Fossum (Project Lead), Julie Varrie (Building Technologist & Contract Administrator), and Ryan Fechner (Building Technician).