International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
The WELL Building Standard® is certified by the Green Building Certification Institute, GBCI, the same organization that provides certification for LEED. The WELL Building Standard® sets performance requirements in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
The WELL Building Standard® can be applied to commercial, institutional, and residential developments including new construction, core and shell, and tenant improvements. On-site post-occupancy performance assessments that include air and water testing are required for certification.
Garry Tomporowski Architect Ltd. has garnered over 30 years of experience. From 1989-1994 GTA's practice included South East Asia, opening and maintaining joint venture offices in Hong Kong and Guam. From 1997 onward GTA's focus was in Western Canada, (The Prairies) with the last 15 years in British Columbia.
In 2001, GTA expanded its services into the building sciences realm, offering building envelope consulting services to developers, contractors and other design professionals.
Garry is well versed in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) criteria and application to projects.
The primary designer of Collett Manor. John functions as GTA’s Senior Collaborating Technical Advisor and Design Co-ordinator. John was actively involved as a task force member in the BC Building Policy Advisory Committee, who advised the Minister of Building Code issues and developed the 2006 BC Building Code. John was a founding member of the Building Designers Institute of BC and subsequently President and in that capacity signed a memorandum of understanding with the AIBC.
He was the owner of Canwest Design Group in until 2010. John's experience spans over 35 years in Kelowna.
Sawchuk Developments is an established general contracting firm with a long history of providing superior workmanship and uncompromising service to clients throughout the BC Interior.
In business since 1981, we specialize in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial developments expertly managed by an experienced team that includes Gold Seal Certified Project Managers, LEED Certified Accredited Professionals (LEED® AP), and Red Seal Carpenters.
We are an innovative, forward-thinking company committed to meeting the highest standards and to working with clients to plan, budget, and share knowledge that will ultimately save them time and money.
Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design
Teresa Min Yee Hwang
Certified Master of Feng Shui & Lecturer, FSRC
Certified Interior Designer
After years of studying Chinese metaphysics on her own and with various teachers, Teresa started her Feng Shui training with Master Joseph Yu of the Feng Shui Research Center Toronto Canada in 1998. Teresa was appointed as one of his lecturers in 2004, and certified as a Feng Shui Master in 2007. She teaches various Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology and Face Reading Courses.
Teresa offers personal coaching and mentoring to students on all levels and from any school. She also offers life reading based on individual client’s destiny chart and Face Reading.
As a Feng Shui consultant and interior designer, Teresa helps her clients on commercial and residential new construction and renovation projects; Feng Shui real estate appraisals with successful home and business purchases and sales. She had planned and built her own unique home and garden based on traditional Chinese Feng Shui principles.