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39. Best Heritage Project

This award is given to the builder, developer, designer, or consultant of a project that demonstrates outstanding preservation of architectural design to a Heritage building constructed prior to 1950.

For residential projects, the primary entrant must be a VRBA Builder/Renovator/Developer.



Judges will award points for:

• Efforts to rehabilitate and preserve original character elements

• Attention to original materials, forms, spatial configurations

• Seismic upgrades

• Recycling, re-use, or other methods mitigating impact on the historic nature of the structure

• Energy efficiency upgrades




1. Completed Entry Form.

2. Project Statement – In 250 words or less, describe the project and explain how it meets the criteria (bullet form is recommended). Include any Energy Efficiency rating if applicable.

3. CD, DVD or USB flash drive with eight digital images of the following:

– two “before” images of the project

– six “after” images supporting your heritage efforts.

**Images must be clearly named and numbered “Before” and “After”.

4. on same CD, DVD or USB, save one hi-resolution (300 dpi) image.

5. One 5” x 7” (before) and one 8” x 10” (after) colour photo print from the same angle.

6. One copy of simple marketing floor plans on 8 ½” x 11” plain paper. (Before and after).

7. One copy of site plan on 8 ½” x 11” plain paper


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