October 6, 2006
by Canadian Architect
The number of Toronto entries for the 6th annual design competition the Wood WORKS! Awards is record high this year. The Wood WORKS! Awards are the only awards of their kind honouring leadership and excellence in wood design in buildings in Ontario.
“Wood is making a resurgence into Toronto’s architectural scene and that shows in the number and quality of the entries,” says Marianne Berube, Executive Director for Wood WORKS! Ontario. This year, a total of close to 60 projects and organizations are competing for the prestigious awards in 12 different categories. From green buildings to large-scale community centres, to wood champions who support and advance the wood culture in Ontario.
“The broad range of nominated projects demonstrates how adaptable wood is to different structures and styles, both for small and large scale building projects. Toronto has many spectacular buildings that have used wood for structural and interior applications,” says Berube.
A jury of industry peers and professionals have judged all submissions for the Wood WORKS! Awards. They will announce the winners at an Awards Gala at the Design Exchange in Toronto on October 16th.
The nominations for the Toronto Wood WORKS! Awards are:
*Gladstone Hotel Heritage Award
*The Boiler House Restaurant Complex Heritage Award and Commercial Award
*Mountain Equipment Co-op Green by Design Award
*Angus Glen Community Centre and Library Large Institutional Award
*The Capital Condominium Interior Design Award
*Distinguished Visitors Lounges, Toronto International Airport, Terminal 1 Interior Design Award
*NORR Corporate Offices Interior Design Award
*ADC Telecommunications Corp. Offices Interior Design Award
*AEGON Canada Inc. Interior Design Award
*EAST! Asian Street Flair Restaurant Interior Design Award and Commercial Award
*Hermann Miller Canadian Design Centre Interior Design Award
*Finnish Credit Union Interior Design Award
*Walmer Loft Residential Award
*Cabbagetown Coach-house Residential Award
*Bart Wassmansdorf, Chairman, The Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors, Planning and *Building Committee Building the Future Award Community Leader
*David Bowick, Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd. – Building the Future Award Engineer
*Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners – Building the Future Award Architect
*Philip Beesley Architect Inc. – Building the Future Award Architect