Cranbrook heritage building nominated in B.C. contest

The Studio Stage Door is in the running in the Architecture Foundation of BC's 100 Best Buildings contest.

Go to www.architecturefoundationbc.ca/best-buildings-entries-for-voting to vote for the Studio Stage Door in the Architecture Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings contest.

Go to www.architecturefoundationbc.ca/best-buildings-entries-for-voting to vote for the Studio Stage Door in the Architecture Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings contest.

A Cranbrook Heritage building is in the running in the Architecture Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings contest.

More than 500 buildings are listed on the Foundation’s contest website, and Cranbrook’s Studio Stage Door has been nominated in the BC Interior category.

The foundation says the contest’s purpose is to “recognize the impact and influence that buildings have had over the past 100 years.”

The nomination period closed August 4, and now online voting is taking place. You’re allowed to cast one vote for each of four regions — Vancouver Mainland/South Coast, BC Interior, Islands, and Northern BC.

Nominees could be of any age, purpose, or material.

At the end of the voting on September 28, the top 25 buildings in each region will be submitted to a judging panel, who will choose the top three from each region. The winning buildings will receive award plaques.

To vote, go to architecturefoundationbc.ca/best-buildings-entries-for-voting.

“Built as a Masonic Lodge in 1909, The Studio/Stage Door was abandoned by the Masons in 1974,” reads the nominator’s entry on the website. “The City of Cranbrook bought the building and turned it over to the Cranbrook Community Theatre Society as caretakers for this heritage structure.

“For forty years we have maintained, upgraded and improved the building. Today we have a beautiful white clapboard two story building that houses an intimate 83 seat theatre upstairs and a 1,000 square foot dance studio on the main floor. The main floor also houses an office, a green room/kitchen, a makeup room and four washrooms.

“In its life, the theatre space has hosted close to a hundred plays, hundreds of musical events as well as seminars, movies, poetry readings and even City Council meetings. The Studio has been the home to a large number of dance classes of all persuasions, martial arts classes, yoga classes, weddings, celebrations and even punk rock concerts. Thousands of Cranbrook citizens have attended classes or events in ‘The Studio.'”

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