October 16, 2006
by Canadian Architect
Wood WORKS! announced the 2006 Wood WORKS! Awards winners at their 6th Annual Awards Gala at the Design Exchange on October 16, 2006.
There were winners in 12 different categories, ranging from energy and cost-efficient green buildings and large-scale community centres, to wood champions who support and advance the use of wood in buildings in Ontario.
The awards also highlighted projects that have used wood as a sustainable design choice. “Wood is the only renewable building material,” said Marianne Berube, Executive Director for Wood WORKS! Ontario. “There is an increased awareness in the design and building communities of the environmental advantages of wood compared to alternative building materials.”
The Heritage Award was given to the Ojibway Club on Ojibway Island at Pointe-au-Baril, Ontario designed by CS&P Architects.
The Green by Design Award was given to the Toronto and Ottawa retail locations of Mountain Equipment Co-op. Stone Kohn McQuire Vogt Architects designed the Toronto store, and Linda Chapman Architect & Christopher Simmonds Architect in joint venture with Leslie Jones & Associates designed the Ottawa store.
The Interior Design Award was given to the Herman Miller Canadian Design Centre in Toronto designed by Giannone Associates Architects Inc.
The Wood Design Award Residential was given to the Kleinburg Pool Pavilion designed by Michael Amantea, Intern Architect OAA.
The Wood Design Award Multi-Unit was given to the River Beach Townhomes, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario designed by Philip Beesley Architect Inc.
The Wood Design Award Commercial was given to the Boiler House Restaurant Complex in Toronto designed by Mackay/Wong Strategic Design in collaboration with Eagar & Co. Design, and ERA Architects.
The Wood Design Award Small Institutional was given to the French River Visitor Centre in French River Provincial Park, Killarney, Ontario, designed by Baird Sampson Neuert Architects.
The Wood Design Award Large Institutional was given to the Angus Glen Community Centre and Library in Markham, Ontario, designed by Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners in association with Stafford Haensli Architects.
The “Building the Future” Award Community Leader was given to Mayor Lynn Peterson of the City of Thunder Bay, and to Bart Wassmansdorf, Chairman of the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors, Planning and Building Committee
The “Building the Future” Award Engineer was given to Phil Meades of Meades Engineering in Barrie, Ontario.
The “Building the Future” Award Architect was given to Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners of Toronto, Ontario.
The “Building the Future” Award Wood Champion was given to Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario.
Wood WORKS! is a national, industry-led initiative spearheaded by the Canadian Wood Council and industry partners to promote the increased use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction. For more information, please visit www.woodworksawards.com.