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2017 Wood Design & Building Award winners announced


January 31, 2018
by Canadian Architect

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.

HONOURS
Wood Design Awards

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
MERITS
Wood Design Awards

National Arts Centre. Photo via Diamond Schmitt Architects.

  • Pause, Vancouver, British Columbia, DBR / Design Build Research, Alsu Sadrieva
  • Bloomberg Tech Hub, San Francisco, California, IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Discovery & Services Center – Îles-de-Boucherville National Park (SÉPAQ), Québec, Smith Vigeant Architectes Inc.
  • The Owsley Brown II History Center, Louisville, Kentucky, de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
  • National Arts Centre Rejuvenation, Ottawa, Ontario, Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Wooden Ventilation Towers, Stockholm, Sweden, Rundquist Architects
  • Multi-functional Sports Hall Alice Milliat, Lyon, France, Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Tekhnê Architectes
    Valley Villa, Vilnius, Lithuania, Arches
CITATIONS
Wood Design Awards

Lazaridis Hall Atrium.

  • Story Pod, Newmarket, Ontario, Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.
  • Trois-Soeurs Bridge, Québec Quebec, ABCP Architecture
  • Pinterest NY, New York, New York, IwamotoScott Architecture and Spector Group (Architect of Record)
  • Orillia Waterfront Centre, Orillia, Ontario, Brook McIlroy Inc.
  • Lazaridis Hall, Waterloo, Ontario, Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • UC Architecture School Building, Santiago , Chile, Gonzalo Claro
  • Organic Farm, Tangshan , Hebei , China ARCHSTUDIO
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – TECHNICAL INNOVATION
  • Brock Commons Tallwood House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – PUBLIC ART EDUCATION
  • Ways of Wood, Boston, Massachusetts, Margen-Lab
CANADIAN WOOD COUNCIL AWARDS
  • Tanguay Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Coarchitecutre
  • Courtyard House on a River, Greenwater, Washington, Robert Hutchison Architecture
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
  • Solana, Whistler, British Columbia, Murdoch & Company Architecture + Planning Ltd.
WESTERN RED CEDAR – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
  • Skyline House, Oakland, California, Terry & Terry Architecture
SANSIN – SPONSORSHIP AWARD
Wood Design Awards

Grange Park Playground. Photo by Ninth Street Photography.

  • Grange Park Playground, Toronto, Ontario, PFS Studio


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