Award Winners


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:


Borden Park Pavilion, Edmonton, AB

Architect: gh3 inc.
Engineer: Chernenko Engineering Ltd.
Client: City of Edmonton
General Contractor: Jen-Col Construction Ltd.
Wood Supplier: Western Archrib
Photo: Image courtesy of Raymond Chow
Recreational Wood Design Award

Forest Service Shed – Fort McMurray Historical Society, Fort McMurray, AB

Fort McMurray International Airport, Fort McMurray, AB

Architect: office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers inc.
Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
General Contractor: Ledcor Construction Ltd.
Wood Supplier: Structurlam
Photo: Image courtesy of Ema Peter Photography
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.
Project Architect: Perkins+Will
Engineer: CH2M
General Contractor: PCL Construction Management Inc.
Photo: Image courtesy of Tom Arban Photography Inc.
Interior Wood Design Showcase Award

Silver Sage – The Sun Lodge, Regina, SK