The Don Smith Commercial Building Awards Recognizes the Best of the Best

Elgin County CourthouseLondon, Ont. — Some are new, some are expansions, some are recycled.A variety of showpiece commercial projects in the London area were honoured Wednesday evening at the biannual Don Smith Commercial Building Awards.The awards handed out at The London Club are named after the late Don Smith, co-founder of EllisDon, a world-renowned construction company that got its start in London.The Regional Commercial Council of the London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) established the awards for commercial, industrial and institutional projects.SPONSORS:

CBRE, Colliers International, Dancor Construction, EllisDon Corp., ListCentral and National Bank.The 19 entrants were judged on:

  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Design and innovation
  • Meeting a specific developmental need

AWARD WINNERS: Commercial Renovation

  • a-LiNK Architecture Inc., 136 Wellington Rd.
  • Commercial Office Retail
  • Nixon Medical-Centre, 510 Southdale Rd. W.
  • Commercial Repurpose
  • The London Roundhouse, 240 Waterloo St.

Industrial Kaiser Aluminum manufacturing plant expansion, 3021 Gore Rd. Institutional New (tie)

  • Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit, 1230 Talbot St., St. Thomas
  • No.7 Fire Station, 1295 Webster St., London
  • Health care

St. Joseph's Health Care London — Milestone 2 Phase 3, 268 Grosvenor St.

St. Joseph's Health Care London Institutional Heritage Elgin County Courthouse, 4 Wellington St., St. Thomas Education (tie) Clare Hall and Mercato at Brescia University College, 271 Ramsey Rd.Ontario Hall student residence at Western University, 230 Sarnia Rd. Repurpose Howard W. Rundle Centre for Digital & Performance Arts Fanshawe College, 137 Dundas St. Multi-Family Building Achievement, 77 Tecumseh Ave. Courtesy of the London Free Press. The the article HERE vbnm