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Prairie Wood Design Awards 2015

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Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced:

Architectural Achievements and Excellence in Wood Design Celebrated

(Edmonton, March 17, 2015)  A select group of Canada’s leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Prairie Wood Design Awards trophies at the 8th annual Wood WORKS! Alberta celebration in Edmonton.  The awards program recognizes projects and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, advance the use of wood in all types of construction.

The winning projects were thoughtfully selected from over forty entries by our esteemed jury panel:

  • Larry McFarland, Architect AIBC, Fellow RAIC, Principal, McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
  • Daryl Procinsky, MArch, LEED-AP,FRAIC, Creativity Activator, Design Revolution Ltd.
  • Vedran Skopac, dipl.ing.arh., M.Arch. Architect, HKA, Manasc Isaac

“The calibre of entries was extremely high this year, making the selection process challenging for the jury,” says Rory Koska, Program Director of the Wood WORKS! Alberta program. “We have seen an increase in innovative wood buildings from the designers and increased commitment from clients choosing to build with wood.”

Winning projects this year include the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates studio in Alberta; Qualico Family Centre and St. Vital Park Pavilion in Manitoba.

This year’s gala is particularly exciting as it also celebrated the passage of Bill 203, sponsored by George VanderBurg (MLA for Whitecourt- Ste. Anne). The Bill mandates regulatory changes to allow 6 storey wood buildings in Alberta. With the Bill and regulations now complete, 6 storey buildings will be permitted as of May 1.

Wood WORKS! Alberta 2015 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners

Award & Award Sponsor Winner
Commercial/Institutional Wood Design
Sponsored by Western Archrib
Project:  Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Wembley, AB)
Architect:  Teeple Architects
Project Architect: Architecture Tkalcic Bengert
Engineer:  Fast & Epp/StructureCraft
Interior Wood Design Showcase
Sponsored by Canadian Wood Council
Project:  St. Vital Park Pavilion (Winnipeg, MB)
Architect:  1X1 architecture inc.
Engineer:  Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
Residential Wood Design
Sponsored by West Fraser
Project:  G House (Winnipeg, MB)   
Architect:  Cibinel Architects Ltd.
Engineer:  Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
Municipal/Recreational Wood Design
Sponsored by Structurlam
Project:  Qualico Family Centre (Winnipeg, MB)
Architect:  Number 10 Architectural Group
Engineer:  Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
Engineer Wood Advocate Award
Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser
Engineer Award:   Fast & Epp/StructureCraft for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Jury’s Choice Wood Design Award
Sponsored by FPInnovations
Project:  Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates Studio (Calgary, AB)
Architect:  Modern Office of Design + Architecture
Engineer:  LEX3 Engineering Inc.
Jury’s Choice Wood Design Award
Sponsored by FPInnovations
Project:  Winnipeg Folk Festival Village Tower (Birds Hill Provincial Park, near Winnipeg, MB)
Architect:  HTFC Planning & Design
Engineer:  Wolfrom Engineering Ltd.
Wood Advocate Award
Sponsored by Wood WORKS! Alberta
Wood Advocate:  River of Death & Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society
Project: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Wembley, AB)
Architect:  Teeple Architects
Project Architect: Architecture Tkalcic Bengert
Engineer:  Fast & Epp/StructureCraft

For additional information or to arrange interviews contact Barbara Murray:
Direct 1-780-392-0761     • Main 1-780-392-1952    •     bmurray@wood-works.ca