• October 6, 2014

    GH+A Wins a Silver Award for St-Vital Centre in the Canadian Shopping Centre Awards Competition

    Toronto, ON (Sept.24, 2014) - The International Council of Shopping Centers, (ICSC) in keeping with its long-standing tradition of recognising and honouring the shopping centre industry's most cutting-edge, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, as well as outstanding examples of retail store design, announced its award recipients for the 2014 Canadian Shopping Centre Global Awards programs. As part of this exclusive shopping centre awards competition, ICSC is pleased to announce, St-Vital Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been awarded a 2014 Maple Leaf Silver Award in this annual awards competition.  

    Inspired by the Arts & Crafts design movement, and specifically the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, St. Vital is a tribute to the natural wonders of the Prairies landscape. The renovation included new flooring, ceilings, wall coverings, energy efficient lighting, and the addition of two new skylights in separate wings of the mall, immersing shoppers in natural light.

    Professional recognition for this program was given to the following: Owner: Ontario Pension Board; Developer, Leasing Team and Management: 20 Vic Management Inc.; Design and Production Architects: MMC International Architects; Retail Design Consultants: GH+A; General Contractor: Thomas Design Builders.

    ICSC announced the winners of the 2014 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards during the awards ceremony held at ICSC?s Canadian Convention in Toronto, Ontario on September 23, 2014. In addition, all 2014 Maple Leaf Gold winners are automatically eligible to win ICSC's VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award. The ICSC VIVA Best-of-the-Best Awards, which recognise the shopping centre industry's most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends throughout the world, will be presented during ICSC's annual convention, RECon, May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. 

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    About GH+A: Founded 29 years ago, GH+A’s visionary approach to retail design focuses on creating dynamic environments including specialty store design, shopping centre refurbishments, mixed-use retail programming and strategic brand positioning. GH+A is a powerful and versatile force in the retail design and branding universe. With offices located in Montreal, Quebec and Detroit, Michigan, they design for an international market. www.ghadesign.com

    About ICSC: Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping centre industry. Its more than 67,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping centre owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.  

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