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2018 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Ottawa, ON, January 17th, 2019 – Wood Design & Building magazine announced the award recipients for the prestigious 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards program. A revered architectural jury hand-selected the winning projects at the end of December 2018. The jury consisted of:

  • Shelley Craig, Principal at Urban Arts Architecture
  • Paul Masi, Principal at Bates Masi Architects
  • Andrew Frontini, Principal at Perkins + Will

The Canadian Wood Council, as well as program sponsors, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Western Red Cedar, and Sansin also granted awards. Two special jury awards were selected for installation projects under the title of Ephemeral Architecture.

Submissions to the awards program were thoughtful in design and highlighted wood’s aesthetic and structurally diverse capabilities. The Wood Design & Building Awards program is a unique opportunity to recognize exceptional wood buildings and celebrate design teams that continually challenge the possibilities for wood in construction.

“The longevity of our prestigious Wood Design & Building Awards program is a testament to the innovation that exists for the wood products industry,” explained Etienne Lalonde, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. “The quality of submissions received is paramount and a true reflection of the sophistication and refinement that is forever evolving for the wood industry.”

The Wood Design & Building magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, extends its appreciation to all participants of the 2018 awards program. A special thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support.

VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE WINNING PROJECTS

The award recipients for the 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards program


HONOR
• The Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Lake|Flato Architects with Associate Architect unabridged Architecture
• Calgary Central Library (and Wood Soffit), Calgary, Alberta , Dialog Design with Snohetta
• Henry David Thoreau Footbridge, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Gray Organschi Architecture
• Chile Pavilion Expo Milan 2015 – Second Life, Temuco, Chile, Undurraga Deves Arquitectos
• New headquarters FINSA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, mrm+a architects
• Forest Home, Helsinki, Finland, ORTRAUM architects


MERIT
• Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, Quebec City, Quebec, A49 / DFS / STGM, architects in consortium
• Backyard House, Seattle, Washington, Robert Hutchison Architecture
• Common Ground High School, New Haven, Connecticut, Gray Organschi Architecture
• Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse, Tsuruoka City, Japan, Shigeru Ban Architects
• Collège Simone Veil, Lamballe, France, Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Colas Durand


CITATION
• Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Formline Architecture
• High Horse Ranch, Willits, California , Kieran Timberlake
• First Tech Federal Credit Union, Hillsboro, Oregon, Hacker
• Harbour building WVIjburg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Margulis Moormaan Architects


SPECIAL JURY AWARD – EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE
• RAW: almond, The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aux Projects and Wolfrom Engineering joint venture
• RAW: Gimli, Frozen surface of Lake Manitoba, near Gimli, Manitoba, Aux Projects and Wolfrom Engineering joint venture


CANADIAN WOOD COUNCIL AWARDS
• Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Calgary, Alberta, GEC Architecture
• John W. Olver Design Building, Amherst, Massachusetts, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
• House on Ancaster Creek, Ancaster, Ontario, Williamson Williamson Inc.
• Lake Rosseau Boathouse, Muskoka, Ontario, Atelier Kastelic Buffey


SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
• Cowbell Brewing Co., Blyth, Ontario, Allan Avis Architects


WESTERN RED CEDAR – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
• Overland Trail Cabin, Norden, California, BCV Architecture + Interiors


SANSIN – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
• Terrapin Neck, West Virginia, Richard Williams Architects


For the full press release, click HERE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Ioana Lazea or Natalie Tarini
Award Coordinators
Canadian Wood Council
ilazea@cwc.ca or ntarini@cwc.ca
1.800.463.5091

Popi Bowman
Executive Editor
Wood Design & Building Magazine
pbowman@dvtail.com
1.905.886.6640

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