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B.C. honours wood innovation and design

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering were honoured at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC in Vancouver.

There were 103 nominations in 14 categories from many locations in B.C. as well as the US and Asia, with international projects in China, Korea and Tajikistan.

“Over the last 15 years of the Wood Design Awards, and through involvement in hundreds of projects, Wood WORKS! BC has been privileged to observe remarkable leaps forward in wood building and design in B.C. The advances have been truly transformative,” said Lynn Embury‐Williams, executive director of Wood WORKS! BC.

“We’re seeing much larger, taller and more complex structures and new building types that have been made possible with wood product research and development, advanced engineering and construction practices. The bold visionaries and early adopters in the B.C. design community have made B.C. a global leader in wood design and construction.”

Winners include:

  • Wood Champion Award: Shelley Craig, principal of Urban Arts Architecture, Vancouver
  • Engineer Award: Darryl Bowers, principal of Weiler Smith Bowers Structure Engineers, Burnaby
  • Architect Award: James Tuer, principal of JWT Architecture and Planning, Bowen Island
  • Wood Innovation Award: Patkau Architects for Temple of Light, Kootenay Bay
  • Environmental Performance Award: Stantec Architecture Ltd. for UNBC Wood Innovation Research Laboratory, Prince George.

Winners in the wood design categories include:

  • Residential Wood Design: Measured Architecture, Shift House, Vancouver
  • Multi‐Unit Residential Wood Design: Adera Development Corporation, Virtuoso, Vancouver
  • Commercial Wood Design: Asher deGroot, MOTIV Architects Inc., Swallowfield Barn, Langley
  • Interior Beauty Design: Unison Architecture Ltd., Ts’kw’aylaxw Cultural and Community Health Centre, Lillooet
  • Institutional Wood Design ‐ Small: Formline Architecture, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Vancouver
  • Institutional Wood Design ‐ Large: DIALOG, UBC Campus Energy Centre, Vancouver
  • Western Red Cedar: Lubor Trubka Architects, Kwakiutl Wagalus School, Port Hardy
  • Prefabricated Structural Wood: Evan Williams, Victoria Truss 2007 Ltd., Curved Trusses for Tyron Road, Victoria
  • International Wood Design: Jie Lee, Challenge Design Pte. Ltd., Chongqing Yuanlu Community Center, Chongqing, China.

For full list of winners, visit www.wood-works.ca/bc

Photo courtesy of WoodWorks! BC

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