The winners of the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards, established by the Regional Commercial Council (RCC) of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) and sponsored by D&H, CBRE, TD Commercial Banking and Honeywell Building Solutions, were announced on February 7 to a capacity crowd at the London Club. According to Greg Harris, RCC Chair, the awards program was established, “to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence and innovation in commercial building right here at home.” The program was named after Don Smith, legendary co-founder of Ellis Don, a world-renowned construction company with London roots.
The 18 entrants to the competition were judged on how environmentally sensitive the individual buildings were; on design and innovation; and on the extent to which they met a specific developmental need within the broader community.
This was a great event that I got to attend as the President Elect for the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors. It was well attended and the Regional council did a great job selecting these outstanding buildings in the London area.