Recipients have been announced for the 2017 Wood Design Awards program. Presented by Wood Design & Building magazine in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, the Wood Design Awards program offers an opportunity to showcase exceptional wood buildings and serves to inspire designers to push the boundaries of what they think is possible for wood in construction.
“The Wood Design & Building Awards program has been in existence for over 30 years,” explains Etienne Lalonde, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. “We’ve been continually impressed with the quality of submissions each year, and it’s a testament to the sophistication of wood products, due to improvements in technology and advancements in applications.”
Winning projects were selected by an esteemed architectural jury consisting of Alan Organschi, Principal at Gray Organschi Architecture, Betsy Williams, Principal at Williamson Williamson, and Richard Bonnin, Design Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers.
The Canadian Wood Council, as well as this year’s sponsors, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Western Red Cedar, and Sansin, also granted special Wood Design Awards. Unique to this year’s program, two special jury awards were selected, one for technical innovation and one for public art education.
Audain Art Museum. Photo: James Dow / Patkau Architects.
Audain Art Museum, Whistler, British Columbia, Patkau Architects
Washington Fruit & Produce Company, Yakima, Washington, Graham Baba Architects
Georgica Cove, East Hampton, New York, Bates Masi + Architects
Casa Curved, Basel, Switzerland, Daluz Gonzalez Architekten
Collège Jean Monnet Broons, Broons, Bretagne, France, Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Colas Durand Architectes
Haus B, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, Yonder – Architektur und Design
Elementary School Unterdorf Höchst, Höchst ,Vorarlberg, Austria, Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
National Arts Centre. Photo via Diamond Schmitt Architects.