Winners announced for Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards
Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at its 9th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala. Award recipients were presented with a customized wood trophy acknowledging their ability to push the boundaries of wood in construction. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in construction through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation.
“The winning projects from our awards program demonstrate Alberta’s increasing commitment to exploring options for wood in construction,” says Rory Koska, Program Director of Wood WORKS! Alberta. “The advancements in wood research and technology are breaking down barriers for our industry and increasing the options for the design community.”
The winners are:
Commercial Wood Design
Fort McMurray Airport (Fort McMurray, AB)
Architect: office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers inc.
Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
Interior Wood Design Showcase
Meadows Community Recreation Centre & Meadows Branch Library (Edmonton, AB)
Architect: Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
Project Architect: Perkins+Will
Institutional Wood Design
Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT Station (Edmonton, AB)
Architect: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Recreational Wood Design
Borden Park Pavilion (Edmonton, AB)
Architect: gh.3 inc.
Engineer: Chernenko Engineering Ltd.
Residential Wood Design Award
Silver Sage – The Sun Lodge (Regina, SK)
Architect: Kreate Architecture and Design
Engineer: Brownlee Beaton Kreke
Wood Advocate Award
Forest Service Shed – Fort McMurray Historical Society (Fort McMurray, AB)
Architect: Macdonald and Lawrence Timber Framing
Engineer: ISL Engineering and Land Services
Jury’s Choice Award
Bow River Bridge (Banff, AB)
Architect/Engineer/General Contractor/Wood Supplier: StructureCraft Builders
The winning projects were selected by a jury that included:
- James Brown, AIBC Architect, MRAIC, MFA, Director, Bing Thom Architects
- Herbert Enns, B.E.S., M. Arch, MAA, MRAIC, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba
- Stephen Teeple, B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Sc., OAA, AAA, FRAIC, Principal, Teeple Architects