Archive for July, 2011



Concrete pours at Surrey Memorial Hospital

The Journal of Commerce reported on the first concrete pour for the Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower expansion, which took place on July 22, 2011. The project is the largest healthcare expansion in B.C. history. CEI and Parkin Architects are the architectural team on the project, delivered by public-private partnership. Our team is led by EllisDon Constructors.

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CEI wineries featured in Globe and Mail and BIV

Wine critic Beppi Crosariol of the Globe and Mail featured a number of familiar wineries in his list of facilities to visit in the South Okanagan. Among them were the award-winning Black Hills Estate Winery and Road 13. Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn creek also received mention in his list.

In addition to the Globe and Mail’s coverage, Business in Vancouver recently ran an article about the niche for architects like CEI partner Nick Bevanda, who specializes in winery buildings.



Al Anderson Memorial Pool a splash in Langley

The Al Anderson Memorial Pool held its grand opening on July 7. City Mayor Peter Fassbender was quoted in the Langley Times saying the City now has a “fantastic facility… [which] will serve our citizens for years to come.”

The renovations to the aquatic facility, located in City Park at 4949 – 207 St., include a modernized entrance, roof and electrical system. The new features are a family changing area, multipurpose room, outdoor viewing deck, canopy structure for the outdoor bleachers and enhanced security fencing.

The Langley Times reported on the facility’s Grand Opening.



Cloverdale Rec Centre in Canadian Architect

Canadian Architect has profiled the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, hailing it as a building that “sets a new standard for community facilities.”

The article goes on to say:

“Fundamental to the design was the use of uniform curved wooden trusses. Varying their orientation allowed the interior spaces to achieve heights needed to meet programmatic objectives and contribute to an incredibly fluid, evocative architectural expression.”

The feature can be found on the Canadian Architect website here.