Top in home building industry honoured at BILD Alberta Awards

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Best new home builders, renovators and developers honoured at provincial industry awards.

Edmonton home builders made their mark at the 2023 edition of the BILD Alberta Awards.

Eleven local companies walked away with 20 awards, the most for any Alberta region as the Building Industry and Land Development Alberta Association unveiled the winners at a mid-September gala event in Banff.

But not only did Edmonton receive the most awards, it also laid claim to one of the top awards with Habitat Studio taking the Small Volume Builder Pinnacle Award.

Edmonton could possibly also be counted as winning two more of the four Pinnacle’s with one going to Brookfield Residential Alberta and the other to Homes by Avi Alberta, both of which build in Edmonton and Calgary. Brookfield took the Developer Pinnacle Award while Homes by Avi won the Large Volume Builder Pinnacle Award.

Pinnacles are presented to members who successfully placed within the competition, demonstrated industry leadership, and a commitment to raising the bar in Alberta’s construction landscape through safety leadership and community service.

“The BILD Alberta Awards are a celebration of the remarkable contributions of members,” said Scott Fash, CEO, BILD Alberta. “Each year, we are astounded by the creativity and dedication exhibited by those who shape Alberta’s residential spaces. These awards underscore our industry’s commitment to innovation, safety and the creation of communities that stand as a testament to outstanding design and livability.”

In addition to its Pinnacle, Habitat Studio was the top Edmonton winner taking four awards overall. Those included snagging the Garden/Secondary Suite award, Single Family Over $2 million, and Kitchen Renovation Under $100,000.

Canada Lands Co., known for its Village at Griesbach community in north Edmonton, won Community Feature for its Griesbach Community Gardens, and the Urban Redevelopment award, also for Griesbach. Meanwhile, its Canada Lands Calgary counterpart won the Community Event award for Currie — Light the Night. Currie, in Calgary’s southwest, like Griesbach, was a former Canadian Armed Forces Base.

BILD’s Showhome Parade award went to Brookfield for its Edmonton southeast community of The Orchards.

The night’s infill awards, also went to Edmonton. In the two infill categories, Edmonton builders landed all six finalist spots — three in each. Alair Homes Edmonton secured the three spots in the Infill Home Over $1 million category while Art House Residential had two of the three spots in the Infill Home Under $750,000, with Habitat Studio in the other spot. Alair’s Fort Knox entry and ArtHouse’s Taylor-Baugh Residence were the winners. Last year, Edmonton also won both categories.