August 28, 2017
by Canadian Architect
The Canadian Wood Design & Building Awards program invites entries for 2017 — honouring excellence in wood architecture. Entries for the Canadian Wood Council’s 2017 program 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. Projects whose main structural components use treelike tropical/semitropical grasses such as bamboo are not eligible for submission.
All projects completed in the period between January 1st, 2012 and September 15th, 2017 are eligible for entry [except previous winning projects of the Wood Design Awards]. A jury of prominent architects from Canada and the U.S. will review all entries based on various considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials in satisfying clients’ building and site requirements and innovative design.
Honor, Merit and Citation awards will be given at the discretion of the jury.
Projects can be submitted in the following categories:
Non-residential – Institutional
Non-residential – Commercial Small & Large
The Non-residential Category includes offices, shopping centers, restaurants, stores, churches, motels, hotels, schools, libraries, recreational buildings, fire halls, medical clinics, hospitals, storage facilities, research laboratories, factories and warehouses.
Residential – Single Family
Residential – Multi Family
The Residential Category includes single-family detached dwellings and multi-family projects such as duplexes, garden homes, apartments, condominiums, dormitories, low-cost housing and seniors’ residences.
The Architectural Interior Design Category includes the significant use of wood finishing in any type of building interior.
Remodeled – Non Residential
Remodeled – Residential
The Remodeled Buildings Category may involve modifications to the building exterior, interior or both. Kitchen and bathroom modifications alone are not eligible, nor are single room improvements that do not include structural changes. Landscaping projects and other outdoor works are eligible, however, the use of wood should have architectural merit.
The International Building Category includes all buildings both non-residential and residential that were built outside of North America.
Other – Exterior Structures, Bridges etc.
All submitted projects will automatically be considered (if applicable) for Special Awards: the SFI Sponsorship Award, Real Cedar Sponsorship Award, Sansin Award and the Canadian Wood Council Award. The submission deadline is November 21, 2017. More information is available via the Wood Design Awards website, linked here.