Awards

  • Capital Regional District (CRD)

    CRD Eco-Star Awards 2013

    Presented to St. Rose of Lima Parish (Sooke BC) and the design team for watershed stewardship in the design and construction of a new parish church adjacent a headwater stream channel (Nott Brook). (Aqua-Tex site selection, ecology, permitting, stream enhancement). 

  • Central Saanich Integrated Stormwater Management Plan. With WorleyParsons. (Aqua-Tex- watershed ecology).
  • Millennium Water, Southeast False Creek Vancouver  Olympic Village. (Aqua-Tex- ecology)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Landscape Architecture. Presented to PWL Partnership in Association with Stantec, Hay and Co., Levelton Consultants Inc., Golder and Associates, Envirowest, Aqua-Tex Scientific, and Commonwealth Historic Resource Management. Southeast False Creek Waterfront Park: Phase 1 (Aqua-Tex- ecology)
  • The American Institute of Architects, Committee on the Environment

    2009 Top Ten Green Projects Award. Synergy at Dockside Green
    Designed by Busby, Perkins and Will with eight design firms - Aqua-Tex (ecology). 
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities

    CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award 2009
    Dockside Green Phase I- Synergy, Brownfield.  After cleaning up the brownfield site, the developers took an integrated approach to designing the energy, water, sewage and waste management infrastructure to ensure maximum synergy and efficiency. Water is conserved by treating and reusing sewage water for irrigation and toilet flushing. A combination of green roofs, bioswales (landscape elements that remove pollutants from water) and a naturalized creek work to manage stormwater. (Aqua-Tex ecological consultants).
  • Dockside Green (Aqua-Tex- ecology)
  • Canada Green Building Council

    2008. LEED Platinum Certification. Dockside Green Phase I- Synergy
    Highest number of LEED points ever awarded (63). Aqua-Tex ecological consultants.
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED v. 2.1

    Gold Certification for UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2005
    Aqua-Tex - erosion and sediment control, and stormwater co-design
  • Ethics in Action Award 2003

    Environmental Excellence. Small to Medium Enterprise. Presented to Aqua-Tex for stream restoration.
    Small to Medium Enterprise. Presented to Aqua-Tex for stream restoration.
  • U.S. Green Building Council

    LEED v. 2.0 Gold Certification for Vancouver Island Technology Park, 2002
    Aqua-Tex- stormwater management, design & construction and stream restoration.
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities

    CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award 2002
    Presented to the Corporation of the District of Saanich for Upper Blenkinsop Creek Relocation and Restoration. (Aqua-Tex- design & construction)
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association - Victoria 2002

    2002 CARE Award for Environmental and/or Revitalization Achievement, Silver Winner
    Dennis Dale, Fairwest Construction Co. Ltd. / Gordon English, Genco Construction Ltd. (Aqua-Tex- co-design & construction of stormwater management /wetland restoration)
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association - Victoria

    2001 CARE Award for Environmental and/or Revitalization Achievement, Silver Winner
    Cam Pringle / Cadillac Homes Ltd. for Willowbrook Subdivision stormwater management and Swan Creek restoration. (Aqua-Tex- design & construction of stormwater management /stream restoration)
About
  • We design and build projects that are efficient, effective and affordable both for the owner and for the community. Smart development can provide both economic and ecological benefits and can enhance the communities in which we live and work. Our solid understanding of the science of freshwater ecology ensures that our projects go beyond looking green, and function properly in both the short and long-term. We believe in an integrated team approach to sustainable planning and design.
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    - Cori L. Barraclough
    Freshwater Ecologist at Aqua-Tex