Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Wood Design & Building magazine  has announced the winning projects from the international Wood Design & Building Awards program. This year,  16 Canadian firms received awards across six categories. The program recognizes the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who inspire excellence in wood architecture.

SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia by Perkins & Will won an Award of Merit in this year’s Wood Design & Building Awards

Submissions to this year’s Wood Design & Building Awards included a mix of structures, from a humble library built against a rock wall in China, to a reconstructed heritage horse barn in Alberta, and Canada’s longest clear-span wood bridge, in Nova Scotia.

The functionality and diversity of wood is illustrated in the wide range of projects that won this year’s awards. With an increasing focus on renewable materials and net-zero buildings, the use of wood is a solution embraced by many architects and engineers.

 “The Wood Design & Building Awards program is an opportunity to discover and celebrate the world’s best wood architecture, in diverse locations and with a wide variety of typologies,” said Andrew Bowerbank, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. “Each year’s jurors are tasked with deciding which projects embody the most creative, innovative and well-executed examples of building with wood. As you can see this year, with more than 30 award winners, there is an amazing abundance of beautiful and functional design, using wood.”

The winners include:


  • Patinoire du Parc des Saphirs, Boischatel, Quebec, ABCP architecture


  • The Roger Bacon Bridge, Nappan, Nova Scotia, Wood Research and Development
  • Oregon State University Forest Science Complex, Corvallis, Oregon, MGA | Michael Green Architecture
  • SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia, Perkins & Will
  • Bar U Ranch Work Horse Barn, Longview, Alberta, 1×1 architecture inc.


  • Awen’ Gathering Place, Collingwood, Ontario, Brook McIlroy Inc.
  • Whistler Gateway Loop, Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia, PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication
  • Passive Ski Cabin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, STARK Architecture Ltd.
  • Odeyto Indigenous Centre at Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Gow Hastings Architects and Two Row Architect
  • Veil House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Measured Architecture

Canadian Wood Council Awards

  • Green Gables Visitors Centre, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Root Architecture Inc.
  • 720 Yonge Mass Timber Building, Toronto, Ontario, Brook McIlroy
  • Bromont Summit Chalet, Bromont, Quebec, Lemay
  • Metrick Cottage and Boathouse, Lake Joseph, Ontario, Akb Architects
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo Children’s Precinct: Urban Farm, Edmonton, Alberta, the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.
  • Toronto Montessori School Bayview Campus, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Farrow Partners Inc. Architects
  • SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia, Perkins & Will

Western Red Cedar — Sponsorship Award

  • Travis Price Centre – Camp Manitou, Headingley, Manitoba, 1×1 architecture inc.

Sansin — Sponsorship Award

  • Catalyst Building, Spokane, Washington, MGA | Michael Green Architecture with Katerra

Watch below for the full list of winners: