PIBC Announces Winners of 2019 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement

Posting Date: 
May 8, 2019 - June 8, 2019

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Awards for Individual Achievement. The 2019 winners were formally presented following the PIBC 2019 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 8th, at the Westin Bayshore hotel, Vancouver.

The Institute annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and the Yukon through this awards and recognition program. The Awards for Excellence in Planning honour the best in professional planning work undertaken by members in five categories. The Awards for Individual Achievement recognize the efforts and impact of individual members’ work and personal commitment to planning in their community in several different categories.

It was with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2019 winners:

Excellence in Planning Practice - City & Urban Areas

GOLD WINNER - D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism and TownSquare Planning Inc. for Nigel Valley Neighbourhood Plan

SILVER WINNER - City of Vancouver - VIVA Vancouver Bike Rack Design Contest


Excellence in Planning Practice - Small Town & Rural Areas

GOLD WINNER - District of Houston and Urban Systems Ltd. for District of Houston Downtown Beautification Plan


Excellence in Policy Planning - City & Urban Areas

GOLD WINNER - City of Kelowna and Urban Matters for Equity and Inclusion in Housing Needs Assessments

SILVER WINNER - District of Saanich and Urban Systems Ltd. for Moving Saanich Forward - Saanich's Active Transportation Plan

SILVER WINNER - City of Vancouver, Mott MacDonald, DIALOG and Urban Systems Ltd. for Arbutus Greenway Design Vision and Implementation Strategy


Excellence in Policy Planning - Small Town & Rural Areas

GOLD WINNER - Municipality of North Cowichan and Barefoot Planning for Bell McKinnon Local Area Plan

SILVER WINNER - District of Squamish for Squamish 2040 Official Community Plan 


Research and New Directions

GOLD WINNER - EcoPlan International, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Connect Landscape Architecture and the City of Vancouver for Coastal Adaptation Plan - Fraser River Foreshore

SILVER WINNER - Ryan Hennessey, RPP, Senior Energy Planner, Energy Branch, Yukon Government for Integrated Asset Management and GHG Emissions Reduction Plan


Individual Achievement – Distinguished Professional Contribution
Robert Smailes MCIP, RPP


Individual Achievement – Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
Christopher Osborne, MCIP, RPP


Congratulations to all our 2019 winners!

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Dave Crossley
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