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2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Excellence in contemporary design and building with wood was celebrated this evening in Vancouver at the Wood Design Awards in B.C. More than 400 distinguished design and building professionals gathered for the 13thannual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. Winners and nominees of the Wood WORKS! BC 2017 Wood Design Awards were honoured and recognized for their leadership and innovation in structural and architectural wood use.

The awards also marked the end of Wood Week BC – four events over 10 days that focused on the latest trends and topics on wood design and construction with a range of educational and networking opportunities.

There were 114 nominations in 13 categories for the 2017 awards – a record number – with nominations from all over the province, as well as some national and international project submissions from as far away as Shanghai, China.  All projects showcase distinctive and unique qualities of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, and cost-effectiveness in a wide range of projects and a variety of wood uses.

Lynn Embury-Williams is executive director of Wood WORKS! BC. “With wood now recognized for its ability to significantly reduce carbon impacts in our built environment and increase construction efficiency, it is playing a leading role in a design and building revolution. The relentless exploration of new frontiers with wood is the foundation of our awards program and the projects presented here this evening provide a view into the future,” she said.

The panel of four judges included Adele Weder, MASA, MRAIC (Hon), Architectural Journalist and Critic, Vancouver, B.C.; Bob Smith, BScF, MSc, General Manager – Specialty Products Sales & Manager, Canfor, Vancouver, B.C.; Karla Fraser, Senior Project Manager, Urban One Builders, Vancouver, B.C.; and Ed Lim, P.Eng., United Building Systems, Vancouver, B.C.

The Wood Champion Award was presented to Dana Westermark, Oris Consulting, Richmond, who was one of the first to establish wood as the best material for a significant new market sector: five- and six- storey mid-rise wood frame residential construction. He has willingly shared the lessons he learned, and inspired and supported a team of consultants in the development of this new type of construction.

Fast + Epp, Vancouver, an internationally respected firm that has led the way for wood in many of Canada’s most innovative wood structures, was the recipient of the Engineer Award. The firm’s project, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, was cited in the nomination for its unique undulating roof structure, which achieves the significant clear spans required for pools, and ensures long-term operational cost savings.

The Architect Award was presented to HCMA Architecture + Design, Vancouver.  The firm, which has earned many significant awards for its work, has been a leader in supporting the movement toward using wood as a first choice in design and construction. The firm has also recognized the important economic, social and cultural aspects to the livelihood of many British Columbian communities that the wood industry provides.

The Wood Innovation Award recognizes creative and innovative approaches in the use of wood in building design, product design and/or processes.  The winner of this category was Iain Weir-Jones, Weir-Jones Group, Vancouver, for Shoreline by MGA in Vancouver. The jury felt that the wood created a contemporary design with unique warmth and character to stimulate and promote a healthy office and shop environment.

The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, represented by Brett Crawley, Vancouver, was presented with the Environmental Performance Award for Bella Bella Passive House, Bella Bella. The jury was impressed with the efficiency of the modular construction which employed less material waste, required fewer material deliveries (further reducing the carbon footprint) and reduced the dust, noise, air and water pollution, compared to traditional on-site construction methods.

Winners in the wood design categories include:

Residential Wood Design: Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith, Helliwell + Smith | Blue Sky Architecture, West VancouverArbutus House, Victoria

Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design: Innovation Building Group Ltd., represented by: Ron Nadeau, Whistler – Solana, Whistler

Commercial Wood Design: Chris Jacques, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., VancouverTsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen

Interior Beauty Design: Rod Windjack, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates Inc., VancouverMulgrave Senior School Addition, West Vancouver

Institutional Wood Design – Small: Shelley Craig, Urban Arts Architecture, VancouverUBC Engineering Student Centre, Vancouver

Institutional Wood Design – Large: Patkau Architects, represented by: Patricia and John Patkau, VancouverAudain Art Museum, Whistler

Western Red Cedar: Franc D’Ambrosio, D’AMBROSIO architecture + urbanism, VictoriaCadboro Bay Residence, Saanich

International Wood Design: Michael Green, MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE, Vancouver | Steve Cavanaugh, DLR Group, Chicago, IL, U.S. – T3, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Jury’s Choice award: Kengo Kuma, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JapanShaw Tower Teahouse, Vancouver

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Award, part of the North American-wide Wood Design Awards, was presented to the Oregon-based architecture firm Hacker, for its project, Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch, Black Butte, Oregon.

“We thank all the nominees for their ingenuity and innovation with wood design and building that continues to make British Columbia a leader nationally and internationally,” concluded Ms. Embury-Williams.

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2016 awards event in B.C. celebrates excellence in structural and architectural wood design

VANCOUVER, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ – Inspired and innovative designs of wood structures in smaller urban BC centres and mid-rise construction were in the spotlight tonight at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. Included in the awards were many impressive large public buildings including a museum, visitor centre and a diplomatic property located outside of BC and Canada.

More than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, designers, project teams, industry sponsors and guests, gathered this evening to honour the nominees and winners of the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC presented by Wood WORKS! BC. The 12th annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) recognized leadership in advancing wood use in design and building while being an opportunity to publicly salute and celebrate structural and architectural achievement using wood.

There were 103 nominations in 13 categories from all over the province, as well as some national and international submissions, including England, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan for the new International Wood Design category.

“Advances in wood product research, design, engineering and construction practices have expanded the possibilities for wood in building and design. As we saw this evening, BC’s architects, engineers, designers and project teams continue to explore its potential and impress us with their projects,” explained Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director, Wood WORKS! BC. “Not only are we playing an important role in sustainable development and climate change mitigation, we are also creating a contemporary built environment that celebrates our heritage. The forest industry is the foundation of our province and we’re proud to showcase our sustainably sourced wood products in our remarkable buildings to the world.”

“BC’s leadership in wood design and building and our reputation as a global supplier of high quality wood products were very apparent here this evening. BC’s most visionary designers and project teams have once again embraced wood for its natural beauty, strength, flexibility, versatility, lower environmental impact and cost-effectiveness,” she added.

The panel of four judges were: Ian Niamath, Architect AIBC, Dip. Arch., Poly., RAIC, Nanaimo, BC; Joseph Mayo, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Mahlum Architects Inc., Seattle, WA; Mark Porter, FIStructE, P.Eng., Struct.Eng, Division Manager – Buildings & Facilities Technical Services, Associated Engineering, Burnaby, BC and Peter Wood, Western Canada Region Manager, Weyerhaeuser, Vancouver, BC.

A Special Recognition Award was presented to University of British Columbia by Wood WORKS! BC by Hon. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for the university’s leadership in wood design and building. UBC is the site of many iconic buildings featuring technologically advanced wood products and systems made in BC, which also supports its sustainability goals.

“UBC is proud to be the recipient of this unique award by Wood WORKS! BC. It will serve as a lasting reminder of the central importance of wood and forestry to the history of UBC, from the creation of the botanical garden and arboretum on the Point Grey campus in 1916 to the building of our new all-wood student residence to be completed later this year,” stated UBC Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Martha C. Piper.

“UBC’s first century has coincided with the development in British Columbia of one of the finest wood industries in the world, characterized by a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.  As UBC moves into its second century, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with that industry and contributing to its success through learning and research on the campus and in the field,” concluded Dr. Piper.

The Wood Champion Award was presented to Vancouver-based and nationally recognized specialist in fire engineering, Andrew Harmsworth of GHL Consultants Ltd. Mr. Harmsworth is a long-time advocate of using wood as a safe and fire-resistant construction material. He was chosen for his contributions to the establishment of wood-friendly building code changes and for his leadership on tall wood construction in BC and Canada.

A leader and key driver in mid-rise construction in BC was the 2016 Engineer Award recipient. Thomas Leung of Thomas Leung Structural Engineering Inc. of Vancouver was honoured for his firm’s efficient designs and practical solutions in the popular six-storey light-frame wood construction sector. His projects include MEWS at UBC, Emerald Heights in Surrey and Dominion in New Westminster.

With a long-time commitment toward innovation, the Architect Award winner’s name is synonymous with advancing the use of wood in mid-rise construction. Patrick Cotter, of ZGF Cotter Architects Inc. of Vancouver, was the 2016 recipient of the Architect Award. He pioneered the first six-storey wood-framed residential building in Canada, and is an advocate for promoting wood as a sustainable and optimal material in the design and construction of housing. His projects include Quattro in Surrey and Parc Riviera in Richmond.

The 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 Toronto-based Stephen Teeple of Teeple Architects Inc. and Edmonton-based Brian Bengert of Architecture Tkalcic Bengert for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley, Alberta. New technology was developed to build the wood structure, and the project has pushed the boundaries where wood can be used as a viable and sustainable structural system for large buildings. BC wood products and systems were featured throughout the project.

The Environmental Performance Award winner demonstrates a significant contribution to improving the overall environmental performance of any building. The 2016 award went to Whistler-based Karen and Karel Jonker, owners, and Matheo Durfeld of BC Passive House for Alta Lake Passive House in Whistler, BC.  The use of wood was the natural choice to achieve a structure that met Passive House efficiency requirements without compromising design. Prefabrication of many elements further contributed to the environmental performance of the home, which is both comfortable and beautiful.

Other awards include:

  • Residential Wood Design: Leland Dadson, Architect – CLT Courtyard House, Vancouver, BC
  • Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design: Dale Staples, Integra Architecture Inc. – The Dominion, New Westminster, BC
  • Commercial Wood Design: Peter Johannknecht and Greg Damant, Cascadia Architects – Cordova Bay Physiotherapy Clinic, Saanich, BC
  • Interior Beauty Design: Noel Best, Stantec Architecture Ltd. – Canada House, London, England
  • Institutional Wood Design – Small: Graham McGarva and Scott Taylor, VIA Architecture – Queensway Transit Exchange, Kelowna, BC
  • Institutional Wood Design – Large: Donald Schmitt, Diamond Schmitt Architects and Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Addition, Faculty of Law School, represented by: Matt Milovick – Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Academic Building Addition, Kamloops, BC
  • Western Red Cedar: James Tuer, JWT Architecture and Planning – Buddhist International Society Retreat, Bowen Island, BC
  • International Wood Design: Gerald Epp, StructureCraft Builders – Tsingtao Pearl Visitor Centre, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Award was presented to KH Designs of West Kelowna for the Quilakwa Centre in Enderby, BC. The project owner, Splatsin, along with other project team members was on hand to receive the prestigious award, part of the North American Wood Design Awards.

Jury’s Choice awards were presented to two noteworthy projects and their designer/project teams:

  • C.C. Yao, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. – UBC Student Union Building, Vancouver, BC
  • Bing Thom Architects – Guildford Aquatic Centre, Surrey, BC

The jury gave the UBC Student Union Building high accolades, stating, “….it’s a noteworthy project for its use of wood to create a warm, comfortable space on an institutional scale.” Calling the Guildford Aquatic Centre “an architectural beauty”, the jury noted it as “an excellent example of the flexibility of wood, with the prefabricated wood components providing added benefits along with eye-catching results”.

“Wood WORKS! BC congratulates the winners for their inspired and innovative designs which display the many attributes of wood, as well as the wood product manufacturers whose high quality products make these spectacular buildings possible. Their contributions are building economic prosperity in our communities and creating beautiful streetscapes and living environments for our citizens,” concluded Ms. Embury-Williams.

The BC 2016 Wood Design Award winners can be viewed at www.wood-works.ca/bc

Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led program of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood products and systems. Through workshops, seminars, symposia 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. 

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2015 Winners Announced

VANCOUVER, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ – Innovative architectural and structural design in large wood buildings, including mid-rise and commercial structures, headlined the 2015 Wood Design Awards event at the VancouverConvention Centre (West) this evening.  The 11th annual event, organized and hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, honoured excellence in wood building and design, and recognized leadership and innovation in wood use. More than 360 people attended this year’s celebration of wood, including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government and industry sponsors.
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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

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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

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2012 Architect - 2

Wood Champion

Jim Taggart

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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