Contractors for UFV Student Union Building Win Gold VRCA Awards

October 28, 2015

Chernoff Thompson Architects would like to congratulate Mierau Contractors Ltd. and Status Electrical Corporation for being awarded Gold Awards at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) 2015 Awards of Excellence for the the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Student Union Building. Mierau won in the General Contractors - Up to $15 Million category and Status in the Electrical Contractors - Up to $2 Million category. The winners were announced at the VRCA Awards of Excellence Gala on October 21.

The new UFV Student Union Building, designed by Chernoff Thompson Architects, is a one stop shop that contains numerous student services and activities including Student Life, CIVL Radio Station, SUB Office, Alumni, Campus Card, Cascade Newspaper, The Canoe Pub, Career Centre, and Aboriginal Resource Centre. There is also a sub-dividable multi-purpose hall. The organization of space is around a 3 storey atrium which is filled with ample natural light and is ideal for student gatherings. The building is currently undergoing LEED® Gold certification by the CaGBC.

DRYSTAR Wall & Ceiling Ltd. received the Silver President’s Trade Award at the Gala.

For a full list of the 2015 Gold Awards recipients, click here.

Photography on right by Ed White Photographics.