August 16, 2018
by Canadian Architect
The WoodWorks! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards program invites entries that honour excellence in wood architecture. Entries should consist of building projects that show a wide range of wood product applications and demonstrate an understanding of the special qualities of wood, such as strength, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness.
All projects completed in the period between January 1st, 2013 and August 13, 2018 are eligible for entry (except previous winning projects of the Wood Design Awards). The deadline to complete your submission is October 19, 2018.
Winners will be divided into the following categories:
Commercial Wood Design
This category includes all commercial buildings using wood as a main structural feature. Examples include warehouses, offices, resorts and hotels and restaurants.
Institutional Wood Design
This category includes all institutional buildings using wood as a main structural feature. Examples include schools, libraries, firehalls, churches, hospitals and health facilities.
Interior Wood Design Showcase
This category includes projects using wood extensively within the interior (exposed structural elements) or as a non-structural feature of a non-residential or public space. Nominated projects should showcase the beauty and elegance of wood. Applications can include finishes, flooring, and millwork.
Recreational Wood Design
This category includes buildings constructed for community use and can include buildings with public access using wood as a main structural component. Examples include community centres, public leisure facilities, transit stations and park pavilions.
Residential Wood Design
This category includes condominiums, mixed use commercial/residential apartments, senior’s housing complexes, homes, cabins, cottages and other living spaces using wood as a highlighted structural component.
Special Selection Awards: These awards will be selected by the jury from the submitted applications
Engineer Advocate Award
This award will be presented to an engineer or engineering firm that is instrumental in the creation of an innovative structure of any building type. Please select in the application if you would like your submission to be considered for an Engineering Advocate award and briefly explain why.
Jury’s Choice Wood Design Award
The jury will select a project that demonstrates excellence and innovation in the use of wood. Eligibility Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and August 13, 2018 in one of the following locations: Alberta, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan.
More information about the WoodWorks! Prairie Wood Design Awards is available here.