KELOWNA – 50th Parallel Estate Winery of Lake Country was named the Judge’s Choice best overall entry in the 10th Annual Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building Awards Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

50th Parallel also won the Winery Category in the event, which included a record tying 37 finalists and was presented by Gold Sponsors MNP LLPRE/MAX Commercial and the Southern Interior Construction AssociationBusiness Examiner Thompson Okanagan produced the event.

The General Contractor for 50th Parallel is Silver Rock Land Corporation of Vernon and the Architect/Designer Sahuri and Associates Architecture of Kelowna.

Other category winners last were:

Automotive: Turner Volkswagen of Kelowna. Bronag Contracting Limited of Kelowna was the General Contractor and the ArchitectDesigner was GTA Architecture of Kelowna.

Craft Beer: Twisted Hills Cider Dome of Cawston. Co-owners Kaylan Madeira and Joe Schneider were the designers and Fractal Geodesics the Architect.

Hospitality: Eagle Pass Heli Skiing of Revelstoke. BPR Construction Ltd. of Kelowna was the General Contractor, and Faction Architecture of Kelowna the Architect/Designer.

Industrial: Geometrik of Kelowna Sawchuk Devleopments of Kelowna was the General Contractor and DiStefano Jaud Architecture of Kelowna the Architect/Designer.

Institutional: Vernon Trades Training of Vernon Maple Reinders Construction of Kelowna was the General Contractor, and MQN Architects and Interior Design of Vernon the Architect/Designer.

Mixed Use: The Strathcona of Kelowna Sawchuk Developments of Kelowna is the General Contractor and Meiklejohn Architects Inc. of Kelowna the Architect/Designer.

Multi Family: The Vistas On Battle of Kamloops Architect is Blue Green Architecture of Kamloops and General Contractor and Owner is ARPA Investments Ltd. of Kamloops.

Office: BC Hydro of Vernon. KASIAN is the Architect and OMICRON is the General Contractor.

Renovation: Central Okanagan Food Bank of Kelowna The Architect/Designer is Meiklejohn Architects Inc. of Kelowna, and the General Contractor TKI Construction Ltd. of Kelowna.

Retail: Orchards Walk Pharmasave of Kamloops The owner and developer is Orchards Walk Developments of Kamloops, and the Architect/Designer is GTA Architecture of Kelowna.

Retail Renovation: Shon’s Bike & Ski of Nakusp The owner/developer is Shon’s Bike and Ski, and Studio 9 Architecture of Nelson is the Architect/Designer.

Wood: TIME Winery of Penticton The Owner is Encore Vineyards of Summerland, the Architect/Designer is HDR-CEI Architecture Associates of Penticton, and the General Contractor is the Solaris Group of Companies of Penticton.

Merit Awards (runners-up) went to:

Hospitality: Burfield Hostel of Sun Peaks and Truck 59 Ciderhouse of West Kelowna

Institutional: Montebello Museum of Salmon Arm and Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre

Multi F.amily: Beechwood of Penticton 

Office: Fortis BC of Castlegar

Winery: TIME Winery of Penticton 

Category sponsors for the event were RBC Royal BankBDCNAI CommercialWoodworks! BCFreedom CapitalEZ Rock 101.5, and the Green Sheet Construction ReviewBlack Press was the print media sponsor.

The official program for the Awards can be viewed at: