International Passive House Design Awards
Honours and Recognition


Marken Design Studio has received numerous international awards in Passive House and Green Building Design; some we are pleased to feature here.

15 Best Residential Designers Vancouver

The National Online Magazine Home Builder Digest has recently listed the 15 best residential design firms in Vancouver for 2020 and we are happy to be one of them:

"The firms presented below are either based in the city or have completed multiple design projects in the area. Our editorial team considered the awards, publications features, and other contributions that the firms were recognized for. We also looked at the quality of their principals and partner architects, the value and size of their projects, client reviews, and client testimonials.”

Energy Globe Award 2019 Canada

With 187 participating countries, one of the most prestigious environmental awards recognizes Canada’s Northernmost certified Passive House building located in Fort St. John. Completed in 2014, this first single-family Passive House residence in Canada uses 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling and 65% on overall energy costs compared to a standard house. Heat pump hot water, eco-friendly materials, triple pane windows, handicap accessibility, high-efficiency heat recovery ventilation and non-VOC products are a few of the extensive sustainable building features incorporated into the prefabricated wood design.


Canadian Green Building Award 2016

The Fort St. John Passive House is the British Columbia Regional Winner in recognition of excellence in the design and execution of Canadian buildings, houses and interiors based on the criteria of sustainable design, architectural merit and technical innovation.

Best of HOUZZ Design Award 2015

Our firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Visit our awardwinning HOUZZ profile.

NewCity Design Award 2014

We are happy to announce that this project has received two New City Design Awards 2014 from the City for Surrey, Canada:

  • Clean Energy City Excellence Award: Outstanding & innovative contributions in energy efficiency & conservation
  • New City Design Award of Merit: Individual architectural excellence

Georgie Award "Best Renovation" 2013 - Naikoon Builder

A great end result with thoughtful attention to detail - with our renovation design builder partner Naikoon Contracting received the GEORGIE AWARD 2013 for best residential renovation; $300,000 - $499,000.

The Greenest Home - Published by Princeton Architectural Press

The Greenest Home showcases eighteen of the world's most attractive Passive Houses by forward-thinking design projects including our Rainbow Passive House Duplex, Canada's 1st Certified Passive House Residence

Best of Green Award 2010 in Design & Architecture - Treehugger Media

The Best of Green Awards is TreeHugger's annual award program for the best green initiatives within various sectors and categories.

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