Tall Wood Symposium

Join us March 28th, Registration now open!

Complete schedule now available: Tall Wood Symposium Schedule

Paramount Event Centre

222 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T2

Education Session running from 8:30AM-5:00PM Lunch and Breaks Provided!

Optional Networking Reception 5:00PM-6:30PM

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Sponsorship and Exhibits available!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor List

Available Presentation Abstracts and Bios

Key Note Address!

Michael Green, Principal, AIBC, FRAIC, AIA of MGA, Vancouver, BC

Michael Green is an architect known for his research, leadership, and advocacy in promoting the use of wood in the built environment.  He lectures internationally on the subject, including his 2013 TED talk on “Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers,” which has been viewed over a million times. Michael founded his architecture firm MGA and his not for profit school DBR | Design Build Research to focus on progressive architecture, research, education, and innovation. Based in Vancouver, BC, Michael and his team strive to contribute to meaningful and sustainable change in building through innovation in construction sciences and design. Michael has been honoured with North America’s most prestigious awards, including 2 RAIC Innovation Awards and 3 Governor General’s Medals (the highest awards for a Canadian architect), along with numerous North American Wood Design Awards and International Interior Design Awards.  In 2014, Michael received an honourary doctorate degree from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Hear from members of the Brock Commons project team!

Brock Commons is an innovative tall wood student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC), scheduled to be finished in 2017. Once complete, Brock Commons will be one of the tallest mass timber hybrid structures of its kind in the world at 18 storeys in height.

Event Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

The winners of the 2016 Ontario Wood WORKS! Wood Design Awards have been announced!

A select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Wood Design Awards tonight at the 16th annual Wood WORKS! celebration in Toronto.  The awards honour people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

“We are pleased to recognize excellence in modern architecture, and to honour leadership in wood design and construction through the Wood Design Award program,” said Marianne Berube, executive director of the Ontario Wood WORKS! program. “The winning projects of this year’s program showcase the many benefits of wood construction such as sustainability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.”

Ontario Wood WORKS! presented 13 awards at the event. Ten awards went to specific wood projects and three were given to professionals for contributions to the building industry that advance the case for wood design and construction.



OAA Members: You Can Earn Structured Learning Units at www.woodworkselearning.com

Our free online courses – found at www.woodworkselearning.com – are self-paced and available 24/7. We have assembled a prestigious international faculty of Architects, Engineers, Researchers and Educators to present online modules that provide you with the most current information on wood materials, design and applications.  Click HERE to browse the course catalogue.


Welcome to Ontario Wood WORKS!

“Our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders.”


“Notre objectif est de promouvoir l’utilisation du bois et des produits du bois dans les projets de construction, et de reconnaître la contribution de nos champions et des leaders de l’industrie.”


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