Squamish Development Earns High Praise for Design

Phase II of Holborn University Heights wins International Property Awards

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A Vancouver-based real estate developer has been recognized with awards for its Squamish housing development in the Garibaldi Highlands.

The Holborn Group was honoured for its single-family residences in Phase II of Holborn University Heights at the 26th International Property Awards ceremony on Oct. 3 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The development won three 5-Star awards for Best Architecture Single Residence, Best Interior Design: Private Residence, and Best Interior Design: Show Home for B.C. The project was also a winner for kitchen and bathroom design.

The awards are judged by a panel of more than 80 industry experts in design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.

The Squamish homes were designed in partnership with  Vancouver-based architectural firm, Frits de Vries Architects.

“The level of architectural design and custom interior details in our homes are things you don’t typically find in master-planned communities anywhere. We wanted to raise the bar for multi-family developments by being the first to offer it, and at an attainable price,” said Joo Kim Tiah, principal with the Holborn Group.

**Please note, this story has been modified since it was first posted to remove that four Canadian companies were entered. Four Canadian companies have been nominated for regional awards in single residence categories (best in Americas), many more were in the categories Holborn won.