Nicholas Bevanda Memorial Education Fund

We lost our dear friend, colleague, and mentor Nick Bevanda to cancer in May 2017. He was only 54.

Nick was a long time resident of Penticton; he went to high school, met his wife, Sandy, and raised his four children there. He put his family’s happiness and well-being above all else. His strong family values were heavily rooted in his Croatian heritage and Catholic faith.

Nick believed in serving his community by donating time to several organizations and was a proud member of the Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club for more than 20 years. Nick served on the Board of Moog and Friends Hospice House, which is also sadly where he spent his last few days with his family and friends around him. He was a gifted athlete, a devoted family man, and an extraordinary architect.

Nick started his own firm, Bevanda Architecture in 2003 and later became Vice President and Design Principal for our firm and ran our Penticton office. Nick left a lasting legacy in the Okanagan through the buildings he designed, including the Hooded Merganser Restaurant, Black Hills Estate Winery, and Penticton Secondary School. Many of his designs earned accolades and recognition. He received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Merit in 2008. He was also made a fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada in 2015.

We miss Nick every single day.

The Nicholas Bevanda Memorial Education Fund has been set up to honour Nick and to carry forth his legacy of mentoring young people interested in architecture and design.

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