The building and development industry celebrated the best in design, construction, sales and marketing at the 33rd annual BILD Awards on Friday, April 26. Over 1,100 industry professionals attended the event, which recognized the Greater Toronto Area’s best in 48 distinct categories ranging from architectural design to ad campaigns. We take a look at some of the highlights of Friday’s award show below, with a full list of 2013’s award recipients listed at the end of the article.

Tridel, known for current projects such as the Hullmark Centre and 300 Front Street West, was awarded the prestigious Home Builder of the Year award based on the company’s focus on quality, customer service, innovation and commitment to green building, industry leadership and partnerships, and contributions to the community.

33rd annual BILD Awards, Tridel, Minto, MOD Developments, TorontoTridel accepting their Home Builder of the Year Award, image by Edward Skira

One of the major factors in the judging process was a customer satisfaction survey, completed by recent occupants of the builder’s residential projects. The Home Builder of the Year award was established by BILD in 1998 to recognize the builder who sets the standard for the rest of the industry by their leadership in improving the overall image of the industry. This award comes hot on the heels of Tridel's High-Rise Builder of the Year Award, won at last week's Tarion Awards.

This year’s Green Builder of the Year awards were awarded to the Minto Group and Times Group. Minto was recognized in the low-rise sector for its belief in the power of collaboration, continuous improvement and reducing environmental impacts through green initiatives.

In the high-rise category, Times Group was rewarded for its commitment to sustainability and for adopting green construction practices and technologies for their projects. The company develops sustainable communities and provides support to local ecological conservation groups.

One of the biggest winners in last Friday’s BILD Awards was the proposed Massey Tower, by MOD Developments. The Hariri Pontarini-designed project took home a total of four awards including Project of the Year, Best High-Rise Building Design, Best High-Rise Sales Office and Best Model Suite.

33rd annual BILD Awards, Tridel, Minto, MOD Developments, TorontoMOD Developments accepting their High-Rise Project of the Year Award, image by Edward Skira

Here's the complete list of winners at the 33rd annual BILD Awards:

PINNACLE AWARDS:

Home Builder of the Year - Tridel

Green Builder of the Year – High-Rise Times Group Corporation

Green Builder of the Year – Low-Rise The Minto Group

P2G Community of the Year– High-Rise Liberty Development, Centro Square Condos – Montana Steele Advertising

P2G Community of the Year – Low-Rise Kylemore Communities, Angus Glen Community – City of Markham, RN Design, TACC Construction, Guthrie Muscovitch Architects

People’s Choice Award - Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments, INDX Condos – IBI Group, Blackjet Inc., Brandon Communications, Cecconi Simone, Baker Real Estate

PROJECT OF THE YEAR – High-Rise MOD Developments, Massey Tower – Cecconi Simone, Hariri Pontarini, L.A. Inc.

Project of the Year – Low-Rise Curated Properties, Edition Richmond – Cecconi Simone, Audax Architecture, KimGraham & Associates, Paul Johnston Unique Urban Homes

Best High-Rise Building Design - MOD Developments, Massey Tower – Hariri Pontarini

Best Public Relations Campaign - Reserve Properties, 109OZ – Kim Graham & Associates

Riley Brethour Award - George M. Carras, RealNet Canada Inc.

StephenDupuis Community Building Award - Lucy Stocco, Tribute Communities

Lifetime Achievement Award - Joseph Lebovic, Lebovic Enterprises

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING AWARDS:

Best Direct Mail – Low-Rise Aspen Ridge Homes – The Brand Factory

Best Direct Mail – High-Rise Dundee KilmerDevelopments, Canary District

Condominiums – Montana Steele Advertising

Best E-Mail Marketing Piece – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, Lighthaus – Community

Best E-Mail Marketing Piece – High-Rise Lifetime Developments & CentreCourt Developments, Karma Condos – Blackjet Inc.

Best Newspaper Ad – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, HOT in Mississauga – L.A. Inc.

Best Newspaper Ad – High-Rise Mizrahi Developments, 181 Davenport – Lawrence Finn and Associates

BEST MAGAZINE AD – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, Lighthaus – Community

BEST MAGAZINE AD – High-Rise Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments, INDX Condos – BlackjetInc.

BEST BROCHURE – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, Lighthaus – Community

BEST BROCHURE – High-Rise Mansouri Living, The Perry – TheDesign Agency

BEST PROJECT LOGO – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, Lighthaus – Community

BEST PROJECT LOGO – High-Rise Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments, INDX Condos – BlackjetInc.

BEST PROJECT SIGNAGE – Low-Rise St. Regis Homes, Mission Hill on Bayview – PM Design + Marketing

BEST PROJECT SIGNAGE – High-Rise Reserve Properties, 109OZ – Drive Agency

BEST PROJECT RENDERING – Low-Rise Great Gulf Homes, Mount Pleasant

BEST PROJECT RENDERING – High-Rise Concert Real Estate Corporation, 88 Scott – Aareas Interactive

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN – Low-Rise Empire Communities, Victory – BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN – High-Rise Tridel, Ten York – Aareas Interactive, The Brand Factory

BEST WEBSITE – Low-Rise Orchard Ridge Homes, Prairiewood – 52 Pick-up Inc., ADhoc

BEST WEBSITE – High-Rise Dundee KilmerDevelopments, Canary District Condominiums – Montana Steele Advertising

BEST LOW-RISE SALES OFFICE - Great Gulf Homes, HOT in Mississauga – Cecconi Simone

BEST HIGH-RISE SALES OFFICE - MOD Developments, Massey Tower – L.A. Inc., Cecconi Simone, Geron Associates

BEST NEW HOME DESIGN

Semi or townhome under 1,500 square feet

Curated Properties, Edition Richmond, “Sky Loft Residence 07, 08” – Cecconi Simone, Audax Architecture

BEST NEW HOME DESIGN

Semi or townhome over 1,500 square feet

Pemberton Group, U Towns: The Urban Townhome Collection

BEST NEW HOME DESIGN

Single, under 2,500 square feet Great Gulf Homes, Mount Pleasant, “The Carnation”

BEST NEW HOME DESIGN

Single, 2,500 - 4,000 square feet

Orchard Ridge Homes, Clairewood, “The Iris” – Cassidy & Company

BEST NEW HOME DESIGN

Single, over 4,000 square feet

Orchard Ridge Homes, Crafthouse, “Crafthouse I” – 52 Pick-up Inc.

BEST MODEL HOME

Caliber Homes, Kleinburg Crown Estates – Hunt Design Associates

BEST SUITE DESIGN

Under 750 square feet

Concert Real Estate Corporation, 88 Scott, “Plan B1” – IBI Group

BEST SUITE DESIGN

750 - 1,500 square feet

Triangle West Developments, ART Condos, “E4” – Hariri Pontarini

BEST SUITE DESIGN

Over 1,500 square feet

Mansouri Living, The Perry, “Annex Collection – 3 Bedroom” – IBI Group, The Design Agency

BEST MODEL SUITE - MOD Developments, Massey Tower – Cecconi Simone

PEOPLE AWARDS:

BEST SALESPERSON OR TEAM – Low-Rise Torbel Group and Somerset Homes,Wallace Walk –In2ition Realty

BEST SALESPERSON OR TEAM –High-Rise Tridel, Ten York – Candyce Charles and Chilli Yung

BEST SALES MANAGER(S) – Low-Rise Peter Comyns, PMA Brethour Realty Group

BEST SALES MANAGER(S) –High-Rise Winson Chan, Tridel