• BC Wood Design Awards 2013 in BCNews

    Wood WORKS! BC  Nominations
    for the 9th Annual Wood Design Awards Are Now ClosedNanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal

    • Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for one of our 11 Categories
    • This will be our best year yet with almost 90 nominations to be judged
    • Congratulations and best of luck to all

    Click here for information on our Gala Event 

     Mail-In Details for  Prints and Discs of Images:

    a) a minimum of five and a maximum of ten 8″ by 10″ hard copy prints of drawings or photographs; and

    b) a minimum of five and a maximum of ten high quality digital electronic drawings or photos in jpg format ONLY  (600 dpi resolution, in RGB colour; Tiff images not accepted) on a CD or DVD.  Forward prints and discs to:

    Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards
    3237 Stonegate Court,
    West Kelowna, BC, V4T 1A7


  • Community Recognition Awards

    Wood WORKS! BC presents 2013 Community Recognition Awards at UBCM Convention

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ – A passion and appreciation for wood use in the building and design of local government projects was celebrated today at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Vancouver, as WoodWORKS! BC recognized winners of the 2013 Community Recognition Awards. The awards are presented annually to local governments that have been exemplary advocates for wood. This may be demonstrated through the specification of wood in a community project and/or through visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood.

    Click here for the full article and the 2013 recipients:

  • Event information

 2014 Wood Design Awards

Monday, March 3, 2014: Vancouver Convention Centre – West

The reception will begin at 5:00 pm giving guests the opportunity to mingle and to view the project story boards of all of the 2014 nominations while enjoying the background music of a local jazz ensemble.
Guests will be seated for dinner at 6:30 pm.

Limited tickets may be purchased, at the cost of $100 each, or $900 for a table of 10; by registering online HERE.  

Zena Caul at 1-877-929-9663 x 4 or by email

  • 10 years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. – a special celebration of wood in design and building

For immediate release

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 Wood Design Awards. The winners will be awarded at the 10th annual Wood Design Awards evening, to be held on Monday, March 3rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West).



  • 2014 Wood Design Awards Jury

    Laura Hartman, Architect AIA, LEED accredited, Fernau & Hartman Architects, Berkeley, CA

    C. Y. Loh, MS, P.Eng., Hon MAIBC, Formerly, C. Y. Loh Associates Ltd., Vancouver, BC

    Rick Jeffery, President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association, Vancouver, BC

    Wesley Wollin, Architect AIBC, M.Arch, BCIT Studio Instructor | Architectural Science, Burnaby, BC

  • Innovative Wood Use in BC

    Innovative Wood Use in BC Case Study

    Innovative Wood use in BC case study imageThis document includes case studies on the Elkford Community Conference Centre, the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre and the City of North VancouverCivic Centre Renovation. All three projects benefited from BC provincial funding supportthrough the Wood Enterprise Coalition (WEC) demonstration project program.Download Complete Case Study By Clicking Here
  • Mid-rise Construction in British Columbia

    mid-rise construction bcMid-rise Construction in British Columbia

    Modern six-storey light-frame wood construction in British Columbia incorporates highly-detailed, researched and safe solutions. The engineering technology being adapted in the province is positioning BC at the forefront of the North American wood-frame construction industry.

  • New Website Launch

    Welcome to our new and improved website!

    Interactive features include:

    We encourage you to browse through the site, enjoy the captivating photos and stay informed about the work of WoodWORKS! in your region.




UBCO Wellness and Fitness Centre Case Study

Following the receipt of a substantial private donation for the express purpose of building a new fitness centre on the UBCO campus, UBC Properties Trust2 held a design-build competition for the new building. The donor stipulated two conditions for the facility: it needed to have an aviation theme, and it had to demonstrate innovative wood construction.Cover-shot-221x157
Download the complete case study by clicking here.