We're pleased to share the news that the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia recently announced their 2021 Architectural Awards of Excellence Program winners. Over 150 award submissions were evaluated by an esteemed jury and graded on five key elements. The program presented a Design Excellence Award for the Clayton Reservoir, which was delivered by a multi-discipline team and Associated Engineering served as lead engineer and prime consultant on the project.
Our project team completed the preliminary and detailed design of the new, two-cell, 22.5 million litre reservoir that provides additional drinking water capacity and improves resilience to warmer and drier summers in response to the changing climate. The work included public consultation support services to the City of Surrey’s Parks and Engineering Department and planning for a future Phase 2 reservoir.
The team also developed an innovative architectural and landscape concept to mitigate the reservoir’s 8.5 metre height and mass. On cloudy days, the white upper half of the tank blends with the sky, while the dark base grounds the project, connecting it with the surrounding environment. In addition, landscaping integrates the reservoir site with the surrounding community and Hazelgrove Park.
Previously, the Clayton Reservoir also received a 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Merit.