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Prairie Wood Design Awards winners revealed

Friday, March 16, 2018

At the 10th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala, Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams. 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.

For the 10th anniversary a Special Industry Award was introduced, which has been sponsored and selected by the Alberta Forest Products Association.

“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. “Advancements in wood research and technology are breaking down barriers for our industry and creating exciting new opportunities for the design community.”

The winners were:

Institutional Wood Design

Project:  Technology and Trades Renewal and Innovation Project, Lethbridge College (T.T.R.I.P.) (Lethbridge, AB)
Architect:  Diamond Schmitt Architects and Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc.
Engineer:  Entuitive
Wood Supplier: Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, MI3, Wallworks
General Contractor: Stuart Olson

Interior Wood Design Showcase

Project:  Maples Chiropractic Clinic (Winnipeg, MB)
Architect:  5468796 Architecture
Engineer:  Hanuschak Consultants Inc.
Wood supplier: WM Dyck and Sons
General Contractor: Davis Loeppky Projects

Recreational Wood Design

Project:  Remington YMCA (Calgary, AB)
Architect:  GEC Architecture
Engineer:  Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
General Contractor: Bird Construction
Wood Supplier: Western Archrib

Project: Elevation Place (Canmore, AB)
Architects: Gibbs Gage Architects
Engineers: ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
Wood Supplier: Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation
General Contractor: Graham Construction

Commercial Wood Design

Project:  Raw: Gimli Pop Up Restaurant (Gimli, MB)
Designers:  Joe Kalturnyk, Chad Connery, Jon Reid
Wood Supplier: RONA Gimli
Project: Raw: Almond Pop Up Restaurant (Winnipeg. MB)
Designers:  Joe Kalturnyk, Chad Connery, Jon Reid
Wood Supplier: Design Built (CNC Fabrication)
General Contractor: 0812 Building Solutions Inc.

Wood Advocates:  Joe Kalturnyk, Chad Connery, Jon Reid
Design team for projects Raw: Almond, Raw: Gimli
Winnipeg, MB

Special Industry Wood Design Award

Project:  North Glenora Net Zero Townhouses and Westmount Presbyterian Church (Edmonton, AB)
Architects: Temofychuk Gerbitz Architects Ltd.
Engineer: Andy Smith Engineering
Wood Supplier: Westek Truss Systems Ltd., Mission Building Supplies Ltd.General Contractor: Habitat Studio Ltd.

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