Wood WORKS! BC Recognizes Excellence in Wood Architecture

Media release BC awards 2020 Vancouver, BC, July 14, 2021 – The Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! BC Program recognizes excellence in contemporary design and building with wood in Vancouver at the virtual 16th Wood Design Awards in B.C. Many design and building professionals joined the virtual event, including architects, structural engineers, members of project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests.

Winners and nominees of the Wood WORKS! BC 2020 Wood Design Awards were honoured and recognized for their leadership and innovation in structural and architectural wood use.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL MEDIA RELEASE

2019-2020 Wood Design Award Book wins EXCEL Gold award

2019-2020 Wood Design Award Book wins the EXCEL Gold award in the General audience book category

This award is presented by The Associations, Media & Publishing Network – a division of SIIA.

General audience book category recognizes best writing and overall packaging of a printed or digital book written for a non-technical or lay audience.

Judge Criteria:

  • Quality of design
  • Quality and effectiveness of writing & copyediting
  • Quality of content
  • Editorial & graphic unity 

SIIA’s EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing and communication. From digital publishing to magazines, newsletters, newspapers, journals, books, and promotional content—the EXCEL Awards encompass every association communication vehicle

About the book:

2019-20 Wood Design Awards Book – Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture

 This limited edition hardcover book showcases stunning architectural design and building, and is a lasting reference for those seeking inspiration in wood design. Content includes in-depth building descriptions, detail drawings and plans, and striking color photos of award-winning projects from three key programs: Wood Design & Building Awards, US WoodWorks Wood Design Awards, and the Canadian Wood WORKS! Awards. The inspiring projects featured throughout the Awards Book are the end results from teams who were guided by tradition and inspired by the possibility of what’s to come for wood in construction.

Wood Design & Building magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, extends its appreciation to all participants of the 2019-20 awards programs and congratulates the winners featured in this book.  A special thank you to the programs’ sponsors for their ongoing support, as well as to our prestigious jurors.

Link to the webstore: Wood Design Awards Books – Canadian Wood Council Webstore (cwc.ca)

NEW! Case Study: Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce its latest case study on low-rise commercial buildings. This case study examines three recently completed low-rise commercial buildings in BC featuring mass timber products and systems as viable and innovative structural solutions. These projects demonstrate reduced carbon impacts, accelerated speed of construction and enhanced building performance, and showcase mass timber and technologically advanced wood systems as a new paradigm.  Read the case study.