Archive for June, 2017



Remembering Nick Bevanda

Our cherished colleague and friend, Nick Bevanda, passed away on May 7, 2017 after a 10-month battle with cancer. As Vice President and Design Principal, Nick was a leader in design from our Penticton studio. Nick leaves a lasting legacy throughout the Okanagan through the impact he has made on architecture throughout BC. He designed many significant buildings such as the Black Hills Estate Winery, Road 13 Vineyards, Miradoro Restaurant, and Southern Okanagan Secondary School.

Nick joined HDR | CEI as a Partner in 2010 after running his own successful firm, Bevanda Architecture, since 2003. He was widely recognized for his outstanding achievement in the profession, having won the Lieutenant Governor of B.C.’s Award in 2008 for his design of Black Hills Winery, and was also honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

He is survived by his wife Sandy and children Branko, Luka, Carolina and Domenic. Nick touched many lives and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Donations can be made in Nick’s memory to the Moog and Friends Hospice House.




In memory of Andrew MacPhail

It is with sadness we share that our dear friend and valued colleague Andrew MacPhail died at home, surrounded by his family, on February 18, 2017 after a long and determined battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cindy and his sons, Brian and Colin.

Andrew was based in our Penticton office for six years, working on many building types from schools to houses, wineries, and restaurants. He was instrumental in the success of many projects throughout the Okanagan, including Southern Okanagan Secondary School, RockRidge Canyon Clubhouse, Lakeside Resort, Miradoro Restaurant, Black Hills Wine Experience Centre, and Road 13 Vineyards.

He leaves a legacy of positivity, strength, humor and courage, and he will be deeply missed by everyone.

“Provide integrity and transparency to all that I do. Learn from others and pass on that learning to continually increase the quality of our work. Increase our quality of living and environment through the use of responsible and effective choices.”     – Andrew MacPhail