Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

The functionality, beauty and diversity of wood is illustrated in the wide range of projects that won this year’s awards. With an increasing focus on renewable materials and net-zero buildings, the use of wood is a solution embraced by many of the world’s best architects and engineers.


Inspiring Excellence in Wood Architecture & Design
Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Ottawa, ON, February 22, 2021 – Wood Design & Building magazine has announced the winning projects from the coveted Wood Design & Building Awards program. Launched in 1984, the awards program recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who inspire excellence in wood architecture.

VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE WINNING PROJECTS

Submissions to this year’s Wood Design & Building Awards were an inspiring mix of structures, from
a humble library built against a rock wall in China, to a reconstructed heritage horse barn in
Alberta and Canada’s longest clear-span bridge, in Nova Scotia. The functionality, beauty and
diversity of wood is illustrated in the wide range of projects that won this year’s awards. With an
increasing focus on renewable materials and net-zero buildings, the use of wood is a solution
embraced by many of the world’s best architects and engineers.

“The Wood Design & Building Awards program is an opportunity to discover and celebrate the world’s
best wood architecture, in diverse locations and with a wide variety of typologies,” said Andrew
Bowerbank, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. “Each year’s jurors
are tasked with deciding which projects embody the most creative, innovative and well-executed
examples of building with wood. As you can see this year, with more than 30 award winners, there is
an amazing abundance of beautiful and functional design, using wood.”

Wood Design & Building magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, extends its
appreciation to all participants in the 2020 awards program. A special thank you to our sponsors
for their ongoing support, as well as to our prestigious jury:

Anne Schopf, Partner at Mahlum
John Newman, Director, Senior Architect at Snøhetta
David Edmunds, Partner, GEC Architecture

AWARD WINNERS

HONOR

• Patinoire du Parc des Saphirs, Boischatel, Quebec, ABCP architecture
• Thaden School Bike Barn, Bentonville, Arkansas, Marlon Blackwell Architects
• Natural Library in Zheshui Village, Zheshui Village, China, LUO studio

MERIT

• The Roger Bacon Bridge, Nappan, Nova Scotia, Wood Research and Development
• Oregon State University Forest Science Complex, Corvallis, Oregon, MGA | Michael
Green Architecture
• SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia, Perkins & Will
• Cottonwood Cabins, Thoreau, New Mexico, Students from the Colorado Building Workshop
at the University of Colorado Denver
• CO-OP Ramen, Bentonville, Arkansas, Marlon Blackwell Architects
• Horizon Neighborhood, Powder Mountain, Eden, Utah, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple
Architects Ltd.
• Bar U Ranch Work Horse Barn, Longview, Alberta, 1×1 architecture inc.
• Party and Public Service Center, Yuanheguan Village, China, LUO studio
• Wooden Villa, Soulac Sur Mer, France, Nicolas Dahan Architects

CITATION

• Awen’ Gathering Place, Collingwood, Ontario, Brook McIlroy Inc.
• Harbor Hideaway, Sag Harbor, New York, The UP Studio
• Whistler Gateway Loop, Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia, PUBLIC:
Architecture + Communication
• 111 East Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, Neumann Monson Architects
• Passive Ski Cabin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, STARK Architecture Ltd.
• Odeyto Indigenous Centre at Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Gow Hastings
Architects and Two Row Architect
• Veil House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Measured Architecture
• Light and green office, Hokkaido, Japan, Endo Architectural Atelier Co., Ltd.
• Lookout da Cova, Lugo, Spain, Arrokabe Arquitectos SLP
• House of Cards, Koksijde, Belgium, Vantieghem Talebi

CANADIAN WOOD COUNCIL AWARDS

• Green Gables Visitors Centre, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Root Architecture
Inc.
• 720 Yonge Mass Timber Building, Toronto, Ontario, Brook McIlroy
• Bromont Summit Chalet, Bromont, Quebec, Lemay
• Metrick Cottage and Boathouse, Lake Joseph, Ontario, Akb Architects
• T3 West Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture with DLR Group
• Edmonton Valley Zoo Children’s Precinct: Urban Farm, Edmonton, Alberta, the marc
boutin architectural collaborative inc.
• Toronto Montessori School Bayview Campus, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Farrow Partners
Inc. Architects
• SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia, Perkins & Will

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE – SPONSORSHIP AWARD

• Robert Libke Public Safety Building, Oregon City, Oregon, FFA Architecture and
Interiors, Inc.

WESTERN RED CEDAR – SPONSORSHIP AWARD

• Travis Price Centre – Camp Manitou, Headingley, Manitoba, 1×1 architecture inc.

SANSIN – SPONSORSHIP AWARD

• Catalyst Building, Spokane, Washington, MGA | Michael Green Architecture with
Katerra

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Ioana Lazea
Canadian Wood Council [email protected]

Popi Bowman
Wood Design & Building Magazine
[email protected]

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