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Three Surrey civic facilities recognized for design and innovation

Surrey Operations Centre

June 2, 2016

Surrey, BC – The Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) recognized three City of Surrey facilities at its annual award ceremonies. The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture were established to recognize excellence in completed architectural projects led or designed by AIBC members. There were a total of 12 awards given in 2016, with City of Surrey projects winning three.

  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award in Architecture – Medal – Bing Thom Architects and SHAPE Architects for the Guildford Aquatic Centre
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award in Architecture –Merit – HCMA Architecture + Design for the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre
  • AIBC Innovation Award which recognizes projects that have a direct bearing on the future of architecture - Taylor Kurtz Architecture in association with Rounthwaite, Dick and Hadley Architects for the City Operations Centre

“I am delighted that our vision to create civic buildings that have a definitive impact on the character of the City has been recognized by the AIBC,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “It is indeed gratifying to win multiple awards as it further validates our goal to create facilities that residents can be proud of both in form and function.”

Innovative architecture has the ability to shape a city’s identity and reflect the heart and soul of a community. Since 2002, the City of Surrey civic facilities have received more AIBC awards (5) than any other jurisdiction.



For program information:

Scott Groves
Civic Facilities Manager
Planning and Development
City of Surrey

For media inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey