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Martin’s Lane Winery Receives AIA National Architecture Honor Award


Olson Kundig is excited to announce that Martin’s Lane Winery (led by principal/owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA) has received a 2021 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Architecture Honor Award. This program highlights the best in contemporary architecture, showcasing the ways these places and spaces improve the lives of their users and communities. In 2019, AIA incorporated the Framework for Design Excellence to further assess building performance and foster a holistic, technically rigorous review process.

Located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Martin’s Lane Winery draws a close parallel between the topography of the land and the gravity-flow winemaking process taking place inside. Conceived as a rectangular form with a central split or “fracture” down the middle opening the building to daylight, the production side of the building follows the direction of the site, utilizing the downhill slope for its gravity-flow process. The other half containing the visitor area cantilevers out over the vineyards, offering sweeping views of the surrounding vineyards, natural landscape and Lake Okanagan.

“It’s a special honor to be recognized by the AIA, especially considering the emphasis this program places on building performance and sustainable, resilient design,” shares Kundig. “I’m incredibly grateful for the amazing client and partners we had the opportunity to collaborate with on this project, and proud to share this award with such a talented and future-thinking team.”

More information about Martin’s Lane Winery and the other 2021 Architecture award recipients is available at the 2021 AIA Architecture Awards site.

Martin’s Lane Winery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Design Principal: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Project Manager: Steve Grim, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
General Contractor: PCL Construction
BC Collaborating Architect: Meiklejohn Architects
Interior Architecture: GCA Architects
Landscape Architect: Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture
Mechanical Engineer: Rocky Point Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Falcon Engineering
Civil Engineer: CTQ
Structural Engineer: Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
Lighting Design: Niteo Lighting
Winery Design Consultant: Laurence Ferar