The Real Estate Board of Vancouver announced this year’s award winning Commercial Building projects in the Office Category. The Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Head Office and the 3383 Gilmore Way Building (formerly DiscoveryGreen), both designed by Bunting Coady Architects, were selected as this year’s best commercial office buildings.
Bunting Coady Architects, is an innovative, full service, architectural practice based in Vancouver, Canada. With a reputation for designing high performance buildings and sustainable architecture, “˜We create Living Breathing BuildingsÂ®’. This practice designed the first LEEDÂ® Gold building in Canada and now has more of its buildings at the LEED Gold and Platinum designations than any other architectural firm in Canada
Selected for the Award of Excellence, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ new three-storey office is a 165,000 sq. ft. facility that serves as their world headquarters and houses their high-tech global internet auctioning system used to broadcast auctions from all over the world. Upon entering, visitors immediately understand the history and integrity of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. People working in this building are connected in a casual team based environment due to a multi-generational approach to space design. This LEEDÂ® Gold building also provides a daycare and fitness facility for its employees.
Owned and managed by Morguard Investments and developed by Discovery Parks, the 3383 Gilmore Way Building is one of the only two buildings in British Columbia to receive the coveted LEED-CS Platinum designation. The project received the Commercial Building award of merit and boasts numerous sustainable features including 100% green electricity through the purchase of Green-e/EcoLogo Certified Renewable Energy Certificates. Constructed in 2008 by Stuart Olson Construction, 3383 Gilmore Way is one of the most sustainable buildings of its type ever built.