Prairie Wood Design Awards
Celebrating wood’s rich heritage in the Prairies
Edmonton, March 8, 2016– Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at the 9th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala. Award recipients were presented with a customized wood trophy acknowledging their ability to push the boundaries of wood in construction. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in construction through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation.
The winning projects were thoughtfully selected from over thirty entries by our esteemed jury panel:
- James Brown, AIBC Architect, MRAIC, MFA, Director, Bing Thom Architects
- Herbert Enns, B.E.S., M. Arch, MAA, MRAIC, Professor, Department of Architecture
University of Manitoba
- Stephen Teeple, B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Sc., OAA, AAA, FRAIC, Principal, Teeple Architects
“The winning projects from our awards program demonstrate Alberta’s increasing commitment to exploring options for wood in construction,” says Rory Koska, Program Director of Wood WORKS! Alberta. “The advancements in wood research and technology are breaking down barriers for our industry and increasing the options for the design community.”
Wood WORKS! Alberta and the Canadian Wood Council, extends its appreciation to everyone who participated in the 2016 Awards program, and congratulates all of the award recipients featured below. A special thank you is also extended to this year’s sponsors.
To view the video of winning projects please visit: https://youtu.be/PhhlbN4HOt8
Borden Park Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta
Bow River Bridge, Banff, Alberta
Jury’s Choice Award
Forest Service Shed – Fort McMurray Historical Society, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Fort McMurray International Airport, Fort McMurray, AB
Architect: office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers inc.
Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
Commercial Wood Design Award
Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT Station, Edmonton, AB
Meadows Community Recreation Centre & Meadows Branch Library, Edmonton, AB
Architect: Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
Interior Wood Design Showcase Award
Silver Sage – The Sun Lodge, Regina, SK
Thank you to our event sponsors: