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2014 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood building and design

Monday, March 3, 2014 10 years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. were celebrated by more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. Nominees and winners of the Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards were honoured and recognized, as were those who have participated in the Wood Design Awards in B.C. during the past decade.

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Recipients 2013

Winning Architects, Structural Engineers and Project Teams Enthral and Inspire at 2013 Wood WORKS! BC, Wood Design Awards

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Coastal BC swept the 2013 Wood WORKS!BC, Wood Design Awards, with projects of the winning architects and structural engineers located in and around Vancouver and the Gulf Islands, including three projects on the UBC campus.
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More than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams, industry sponsors and guests gathered this evening to honour the nominees and winners of the 2013 WoodWORKS! BC, Wood Design Awards. The 9th annual awards evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) recognized leadership and innovation in wood use while being an opportunity to publicly salute and celebrate continued excellence in the building and design community.

There were 98 nominations in 12 categories for the 2013 awards from all over the province, as well as some national and international submissions, including one by a BC architect for a project located in Tajikistan and another in the Yukon. “We are truly amazed by both the structural and architectural uses of wood; we are seeing innovation beyond anything we could have imagined a decade ago,” explained Wood WORKS! BC executive director Mary Tracey.  “Builders and designers have always embraced wood for its beauty and sustainability, and now with technological advances in wood products, they are recognizing it as a building material that offers them opportunities to create distinctive and expressive projects because of its remarkable versatility, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The project teams are exploring wood’s potential and advancing the science and art of wood design and building which are goals of our awards program.”

 

2013 WDA Jury PhotoThe panel of five judges included Henry Hawthorn, Architect (retired); Tom Guenther, P.Eng. Chair – Civil Engineering Department, Okanagan College; Douglas MacLeod, Ph.D., MRAIC, Chair – RAIC Centre for Architecture, Athabasca University; Thomas Tannert, Ph.D. Associate Chair – Wood Building Design and Construction, UBC; and Dwight Yochim, RPF, Executive Director -Truck Loggers Association.

 

Wood Champion AwardThe Wood Champion Award was presented to Vancouver-based and internationally renowned structural consulting engineering firm, Equilibrium Consulting. Its principals, Eric Karsh and Robert Malczyk were chosen for their work on such projects as City of North Vancouver Civic Centre Renovation and Prince George Airport. Founded in 1998, this firm has been successfully involved in over 800 projects world-wide, including many award-winning designs. The BC architect who nominated this firm for the 2013 Wood Champion Award had this to say about Equilibrium Consulting: “As architects that are fascinated by structure, we ask a lot of them in pushing the limits of wood technology. They always deliver for us and have helped us create some very unique technical solutions. Their ability to resource solutions from Europe and adapt them to Canada has been exemplary for improving the wood design industry as a whole”. Elegant solutions with brilliant engineering are the hallmarks of this esteemed firm.

 

Engineer Equilibrium NorthVancouverCityHallEquilibrium co-founder and principal Eric Karsh was also the recipient of the Engineer Award.   He was honoured this evening for his commercial, residential and institutional projects, all of which provide innovative, sustainable structural solutions.  His showcase project, City of North Vancouver Civic Centre Renovation was deemed to demonstrate a highly-innovative use of wood and the jury appreciated his ability to push the envelope on the design. “For many years, this engineer has chosen not to take the easy route, and has encouraged and supported advances in wood design,” stated the nomination.  As a leader in the field of timber engineering, Eric Karsh is the engineer of record for numerous award-winning projects, including the Earth Sciences Building at UBC and the Raleigh Durham Airport.  Read more…

In addition to finding solutions for large scale commercial projects, he has been actively promoting solid wood construction as a viable alternative to concrete, and as an answer to going taller with wood.  He is also co-author of the widely publicized “Tall Wood” report (co-authored with BC architect Michael Green, principal at Michael Green Architecture, formerly principal at mgb ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN), which introduces a structural concept to build timber high-rises of 30 storeys or more, even in high seismic zones such as Vancouver.

Architect-HarbourHouse BlueSkyArchitectureKimberley Smith and Bo Helliwell of Helliwell + Smith Blue Sky Architecture, West Vancouver, architects whose names are synonymous with innovative architecture, were the recipients of the Architect Award. The principals of this firm acknowledge it has taken decades of practice to understand the economy and versatility of both conventional wood frame, and timber post and beam construction. The appreciation for wood is evident in their designs which encompass residential, multi-family and commercial projects.  They continue to experiment with exposed timber frame structures and new wood products, as well as traditional wood products – in-turn developing an architecture that is expressive, economical and lasting. The ingenious use of organic, flowing spaces in their designs suggest that wood is a malleable material, not confined to straight lines and right angles. Their award winning work has been widely published and exhibited locally and internationally.  Read more…

Wood Innovation PW VanDusenThe Wood Innovation Award recognizes creative and innovative approaches in the use of wood in building design, product design and/or processes.  The winners of this category were Vancouver-based Peter Busby and Jim Huffman of Perkins + Will for their project, VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver. This remarkable project creates a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, and features extensive wood products, including a complex panelized roof structure. With wood as the primary building material, the wood provided an added environmental benefit – it sequesters enough carbon for the project to achieve carbon neutrality. The jury applauded the structural expression of the roof, calling it highly-dramatic and very innovative. It is the first building in Canada to register for the Living Building Challenge, the most stringent measurement of sustainability in the built environment. Read more…

 

Green Building AwardThe Green Building Award winner demonstrates a significant contribution to improving the overall environmental performance of any building. The 2013 award went to Vancouver-based Peter Busby of Perkins + Will for his project, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC in Vancouver. The jury noted that the elegant and extensive use of wood resulted in an impressive sustainable building. The project is designed to be the most sustainable building in North America. More than a building, CIRS is a research tool that demonstrates the possibilities in sustainable design and construction, serving as a catalyst for change.  Read more…

ResidentialWood Design-SolarCrestHouse-BlueSky ArchitectureResidential Wood Design: Kimberley Smith and Bo Helliwell, Helliwell + Smith Blue Sky Architecture – Solar Crest, Sidney Island, BC.  Read more…

 

Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility, Vancouver, BC. Commercial Wood Design: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. – Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility, Vancouver, BC.  Read more…

 

Queen of Peace Monastery, Squamish Valley, BCInterior Beauty Design: Andreas Kaminski, aka architecture + design inc. – Queen of Peace Monastery, Squamish Valley, BC. Read more…

 

 

 

KlahooseFirstNationNewRelationshipCenterInstitutional Wood Design – Small: Graham D. Fligg, Merrick Architecture – Borowski Sakumoto Fligg Ltd. – Klahoose First Nation New Relationship Centre, Cortes Island, BC. Read more…

 

WoodInnovation PerkinsWill EarthSciencesBuildingInstitutional Wood Design – Large: Jana Foit, Perkins + Will – Earth Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC. Read more…

 

 

WesternRedCedar ZimbaDesign UrbanLonghouseWestern Red Cedar: Pam Chilton, Zimba Design – The Urban Longhouse, North Vancouver, BC. Read more…

 

 

 

Honourable mentions were presented to two noteworthy projects and their designer/project team: Kinsol Trestle Rehabilitation Project, Cowichan Valley, BC, (Gord Macdonald, Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Frame Ltd.) which is one of the largest wood structures in the world, and in the words of the jury, truly outstanding from an engineering perspective; and the Pallas Residence in Revelstoke, BC, (Keith Starling, Take To Heart) which was noted as an exemplary example of a truly green building. Constructed of solid-wood-wall panels and assembled with solid wood screws by Olaf Felgendreher at Pacific Timberworks, the result is a highly-efficient building with little impact to the environment.

 

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“Wood WORKS! BC congratulates both nominees and winners for their achievements and we thank them for enthralling and inspiring us with their distinguished projects,” concluded Ms. Tracey.

Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood and wood products. Through workshops, seminars and case studies, Wood WORKS! BC provides education, training and technical expertise to building and design professionals involved with commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects throughout BC.

 

Recipients 2012

2012 WOOD DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

 

Residential Wood Design

C.C. Yao, Read Jones Christoffersen

Linear House, Salt Spring Island

 2012 Residential

Green Building

Craig Duffield, McFarland Marceau Architects

École Mer et Montagne, Campbell River

 2012 Green

Multi-Unit Residential

Paul Hammond, Chow Low Hammond Architects

Camas Gardens Supportive Housing, Victoria

 2012 Multi

Commercial Wood Design

David Poiron and Ben Checkwitch, Checkwitch Poiron Architects, Vancouver and Nanaimo

Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal Building, Nanaimo

2012 Commercial

Interior Beauty Design

Antoni James, Warner James Architects

“Art’s Place” – a Food Services Outlet – Fine Arts Building, University of Victoria, Victoria

2012 Interior

Institutional Wood Design: Large

Jesse Garlick, McFarland Marceau Architects

École au Coeur de l’ile Comox, Comox

2012 Inst-Large

Institutional Wood Design: Small

Darryl Condon, Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Steveston Fire Hall, Richmond

2012 Inst-Small

Western Red Cedar

City of Courtenay

Courtenay City Hall Renovation, Courtenay

 2012 WRC

Wood Innovation

StructureCraft Builders

Gerald Epp

Mechanically-Fastened CLT at Fire Hall 15, Vancouver

Brian Woudstra

WoodWave © Structural Panel at Alberni District Secondary School

2012 Innovation - 1 2012 Innovation - 2

Engineer

Fast+Epp Structural Engineers

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School, Richmond

2012 Engineer

Architect

Sean Barrington Pearson

Gulf Islands Residence & Boat House, Salt Spring Island

Football Training Centre, Soweto, South Africa

2012 Architect - 1

2012 Architect - 2

Wood Champion

Jim Taggart

 2012 Champion Jim Taggart

 

Recipients 2011

2011 WOOD DESIGN AWARDS – WINNERS

Residential Wood Design

Scott M. Kemp, Scott M. Kemp ArchitectGuscott/Kemp Residence, Ladner

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2011 Residential

Green Building Award

Russell Acton, Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Salt Building, Vancouver

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2011 Green

Multi-Unit Residential

Philip MacDonald, Philip MacDonald Architect Inc.
Willowbridge, Kelowna

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2011 Multi

Commercial Wood Design

Darryl Condon, Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Carousel Pavilion, Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay

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2011 Commercial

Interior Beauty Design

Franc D’Ambrosio, D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism
The Atrium, Victoria

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2011 Interior

Institutional Wood Design: Large

Darryl Condon, Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Aquatic Centre at Hillcrest Park, Vancouver

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 2011 Inst - Large

Institutional Wood Design: Small

Craig Duffield, McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
Tla’Amin Community Health + Multi-Purpose Centre, Powell River

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2011 Inst - Small

Western Red Cedar

Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010, Shanghai, China

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 2011 WRC

Wood Innovation

Christian Blyt, GreenHus Designs
Corelam™

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 2011 Innovation

Architect

Bing Thom, Bing Thom Architects
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, DC

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 2011 Architect

Engineer

Gerald A. Epp, Fast+Epp Structural Engineers
“Bridge of Dreams” Footbridge, Princeton, BC

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2011 Engineer

Wood Champion

Bing Thom, Bing Thom Architects

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2011 Champion - 1

2011 Champion - 2

Pacific Canada Pavilion

Surrey Central City

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Recipients 2010

Engineer

KingswayFast & Epp Structural | Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge | Burnaby, BC

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Architect

WhistlerLibraryWhistler Public Library | Whistler, BC
Hughes Condon Marler Architects

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Wood Innovation

Austria HouseAustria House | 2010 Olympic Winter Games | Whistler, BC
Equilibrium Consulting Inc.

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Interior Beauty

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Gathering Place Surrey, BCKwantlen Polytechnic University Gathering Place | Surrey, BC
Public Architecture and Communication

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Western Red Cedar Award

First Peoples House University of Victoria Victoria,BCFirst Peoples House | University of Victoria | Victoria,BC
Alfred Waugh Architect

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Green Building

The New But Historic Workshop | Roberts Creek, BCThe New But Historic Workshop | Roberts Creek, BC
Nico Spacecraft

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Commercial Wood Design

BC Ferries Departure Bay Passenger Facilities | Nanaimo, BCBC Ferries Departure Bay Passenger Facilities | Nanaimo, BC
Clive Grout Architect Inc.

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Institutional Wood Design (less than $10M)

Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School | Crawford Bay, BCCrawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School | Crawford Bay, BC
KMBR Architects Planners Inc.

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Institutional Wood Design (greater than $10M)

Gateway Lodge | Long-Term Care Facility | Prince George, BCGateway Lodge | Long-Term Care Facility | Prince George, BC
Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects

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Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design

The Outback Resort | Okanagan Lake | Vernon, BCThe Outback Resort | Okanagan Lake | Vernon, BC
Coast Architectural Group

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Residential Wood Design

Shuswap Cabin Celista, BCShuswap Cabin | Celista, BC
Splyce Design

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BC Premier’s Wood Champion

…award goes to Kalesnikoff Lumber of Thrums, British Columbia!

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Recipients 2009

Interior Beauty of Wood – Commercial

Vancouver Conference Centre Expansion Project,VancouverVancouver Conference Centre Expansion Project,Vancouver

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Wood Champion

LMDG Code Consultants Inc. Vancouver, BCLMDG Code Consultants Inc. Vancouver, BC

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Architect

Shelley Craig of Urban Arts Architecture Vancouver, BCShelley Craig of Urban Arts Architecture Vancouver, BC

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Engineer

Timber Connections & Erection Engineering Art Gallery of Ontario Transformation, Toronto, ONTimber Connections & Erection Engineering
Art Gallery of Ontario Transformation,
Toronto, ON

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Industry Leader Award

Gary CrooksGary Crooks

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Western Red Cedar – Non-Residential

Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre, WhistlerSquamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

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Western Red Cedar – Residential

Richmond Gate Victoria, BCRichmond Gate Victoria, BC

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Institutional Wood Design

Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond, BCRichmond Olympic Oval Richmond, BC

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Commercial Wood Design

TobiClub 02smTobiano Golf Clubhouse & Maintenance Building Kamloops, BC

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Green Building Award

The Okanagan Mountain Fire Pavilion Kelowna, BCThe Okanagan Mountain Fire Pavilion Kelowna, BC

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Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design

Canvas Kitsilano Vancouver, BCCanvas Kitsilano Vancouver, BC

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Interior Beauty of Wood – Residential

The Elma Bay Residence Black Creek. BCThe Elma Bay Residence
Black Creek. BC

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Residential Wood Design

Gulf Islands House, Mayne Island, BCGulf Islands House, Mayne Island, BC

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Recipients 2008

2008 Wood WORKS! Awards Winners

 

Multi Unit Wood Design Award

Ontario Mission of the Deaf, Barrie, ON

Architects: Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.

Structural Engineers: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

 

Northern Ontario Excellence Award

The Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre, Dryden, ON

Architects: Peterson + Habib Consultants Inc.

Structural Engineers: Peterson + Habib Consultants Inc.

 

Green Building Wood Design Award

Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., Prince Edward County, ON

Architects: Lapointe Architects

Structural Engineers: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

 

Institutional Wood Design Award <$10 Million

Beechwood National Memorial Centre, Ottawa, ON

Architects: Roberston Martin Architects Inc.

Structural Engineers: Cunliffe & Associates

 

Commercial Wood Design Award

Microtel Inn and Suites, Parry Sound, ON

Architects: Lowry Otto Erkskine Williams Architects

Structural Engineers: Georgian Engineering

 

Institutional Wood Design Award > $10 Million

Cassie Campbell Community Centre, Brampton, ON

Architects: Shore Tilbe Irwin + Partners

Structural Engineers: Halcrow Yolles

 

Residential Wood Design Award

Shift Cottage, Georgian Bay, ON

Architects: superkul inc. architects

Structural Engineers: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

 

Engineer Wood Advocate Award

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

 

Architect Wood Advocate Award

Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc.

 

Interior Wood Design Award

Eels Lake Cottage, Apsley, ON

Architects: Altius Architects Inc.

Strucutral Engineers: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

 

Jury’s Choice Award

The Rock Community Chruch, Woodbridge, ON

Architects: C.Y. Lee Architect

Structural Engineers: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

 

Wood Champion Award

Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc.

Residential Wood Design

Mackey Residence Bowen Island, BCMackey Residence Bowen Island, BC

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Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design

Wakefield Beach Homes Sechelt, BCWakefield Beach Homes Sechelt, BC

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Western Red Cedar – Non-Residential

Loon Lake Lodge, Maple Ridge, BCLoon Lake Lodge, Maple Ridge, BC

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Commercial Wood Design

Obakki Vancouver, BCObakki Vancouver, BC

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Institutional Wood Design

Tseshaht First Nations Tribal Multiplex Port Alberni, BCTseshaht First Nations Tribal Multiplex Port Alberni, BC

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Engineer

Vancouver for Burnaby Mosque & Education Centre, Burnaby, BCSalah Eldeib of Atlus Engineering Ltd. of Vancouver for Burnaby Mosque & Education Centre, Burnaby, BC

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Green Building Award

The West Branch Combined Sewer Overflow Operations Building New Westminster, BCThe West Branch Combined Sewer Overflow Operations Building New Westminster, BC

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Western Red Cedar – Residential

Guest House at Myra Canyon Ranch Kelowna, BCGuest House at Myra Canyon Ranch Kelowna, BC

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Architect

Florian Mauer of Florian Mauer Architect Ltd.of Naramata, BC for Kindergarten Feldgatterweg, Lana, ItalyFlorian Mauer of Florian Mauer Architect Ltd.of Naramata, BC for Kindergarten Feldgatterweg, Lana, Italy

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Industry Leader

Paul PerkinsPaul Perkins

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Interior Beauty of Wood – Residential

The Ridge House Salt Spring Island. BCThe Ridge House Salt Spring Island. BC

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Wood Champion 2008

Lubor TrubkaLubor Trubka of Lubor Trubka Architects Associates Ltd.

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Recipients 2007

Wood Champion

RippleRockElementarySchoolLarry McFarland of Larry McFarland Architects Ltd

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Architect

Har El Synagogue/Mount Currie Day Care and Health Centre/Siple HouseActon Ostry Architects Inc.for Old Massett Primary School/Skidegate Elementary School/Har El Synagogue/Mount Currie Day Care and Health Centre/Siple House

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Engineer

Armstrong ArenaJochen Stahl & Paul Fast of Fast & Epp Structural Engineering for Armstrong – Spallumcheen Arena, Armstrong

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Industry Leader

Jim EnglesonJim Engleson

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Technical Innovation

Silva Panel Ceiling TilesSilva Panel Canada Ltd.for Western Red Cedar panels from short lengths

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Institutional

King David High SchoolActon Ostry Architects Inc.for King David High School, Vancouver

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Commercial

Yukon Suspension BridgeScott M Kemp Architect for Yukon Suspension Bridge, South Klondike Highway, Yukon

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Natural Cedar

Design Build SaunaPaul C Fast Design Build Sauna, Nahatlatch River

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Green Building

NkMip Desert Cultural CentreHotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects + Urbanistes for Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Osoyoos

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Multi-Unit Residential

Cannery LoftsMeiklejohn Architects Inc.for Cannery Lofts, Kelowna

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Residential

Sentinel HillLamoureux Architect Ltd. For Sentinel Hill House, West Vancouver

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Residential Interior Wood Beauty

Shalkai House

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Recipients 2006

2006 Recepients – All Categories

Recipients 2005

2005 Recepients – All Categories