Ontario Wood WORKS! 2014 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

 

Architectural Achievements and New Opportunities for Wood Design Celebrated

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - A select group of Ontario's leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Wood Design Awards at the 14th annual Wood WORKS! celebration in Toronto tonight.  The awards program recognizes people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

"The role of wood in commercial and institutional construction is growing," says Marianne Berube, executive director of the Ontario Wood WORKS! program.  "Over the last 14 years, we've seen all kinds of wood buildings nominated for awards and this year is no exception." 

Winning projects this year include the wood veil at Lansdowne Park's CFL stadium in Ottawa, three schools, a recreation complex, as well as some very unique artistic projects.

"There are many reasons for the increased use of wood," explains Berube.  People understand and appreciate wood's environmental benefits and, in many applications, designers and developers are also reporting significant time and cost savings.  Also, new products, advancements in manufacturing, and innovative designers have expanded opportunities for using wood."       

"This year is a particularly special celebration because it marks the beginning of a new era for wood construction.  Tonight we are not only privileged to recognize the winners of this year's awards program but also pleased to celebrate the Ontario Building Code changes that have created opportunities for the construction of entirely new building types in Ontario.  We are all excited about the future of wood construction in the province and look forward to the first 6-storey, wood frame building built in Ontario." concluded Berube. 

Individual project profiles and high-resolution colour photos available on request.

Click here to access the extended version of the award winners media release.  This document includes a brief profile of each award winner.


2014 Ontario Wood WORKS! Award Winners

Award & Award Sponsor

Winner

Ontario Wood Award

Sponsored by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Project:  Grotto (San Souci, ON)

Architect:  Partisan Projects

Engineer:  Moses Structural Engineers Inc.

Green Building Wood Design Award
Sponsored by OWL Distribution

Project:  Richcraft Recreation Complex (Kanata, ON)     

Architect:  Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.

Engineer:  exp Services Inc.    

Interior Wood Design Award
Sponsored by Boise Cascade

Project:  School of Social Sciences (Ottawa, ON)     

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with KWC Architects

Engineer:  Halsall Associates   

Residential Wood Design Award

Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser

Project:  Great Gulf Active House (Thorold, ON)     

Architect:  superkül

Engineer:  Quaile Engineering 

Multi-Unit Wood Design Award

Sponsored by Ontario Wood Truss Fabricators Association

Project:  Southdown Institute (Holland Landing, ON)

Architect:  Montgomery Sisam Architects

Engineer:  Read Jones Christoffersen

Institutional- Commercial Wood Design Award < $10 M
Sponsored by Resolute Forest Products

Project:  St. Victor Catholic School (Mattawa, ON)

Architect:  Larocque Elder Architects, Architectes Inc. 

Engineer:  Halsall Associates Ltd.

Institutional-Commercial Wood Design Award > $10 M

Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada

Project:  Lansdowne Park (Ottawa, ON) 

Architect:  CannonDesign Ltd.

Engineer:  Halsall Associates / Moses Structural Engineers Inc.

Northern Ontario Excellence Award

Sponsored by FedNor

Project:  Victoria Linklater Memorial School (North Spirit Lake, ON)   

Architect:  Architecture 49

Engineer:  WSP Group

Jury's Choice Award 

Sponsored by LP Building Products

Project:  Deer Clan Longhouse (Crawford Lake, ON)   

Architect:   Brook McIlroy

Engineer:   Blackwell

Engineer Wood Advocate Award
Sponsored by FPInnovations

Engineer Award:  Blackwell (Toronto, ON)   

Architect Wood Advocate Award

Sponsored by Timber Systems Limited

Architect Award:  ZAS Architects (Toronto, ON)  

Wood Champion Award
Sponsored by Tembec

Wood Champion Award:  Ontario Home Builders Association, RESCON, BILD, AMO, Chair of FONOM, Chair of NOMA 

 

Wood WORKS! is a national, industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council that promotes and supports the use of wood in all types of construction. Working with the design community, Wood WORKS! connects practitioners with resources related to the use of wood in commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-unit residential construction, assists in product sourcing, and delivers educational seminars and training opportunities to existing and future practitioners.

www.wood-works.org

 

Image with caption: "Ontario Wood Award Winner: Grotto, San Souci, ON; Architect: Partisan Projects; Engineer: Moses Structural Engineers Inc. (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7712.jpg

Image with caption: "Green Building Wood Design Award Winner: Richcraft Recreation Complex, Kanata, ON; Architect: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.; Engineer: exp Services Inc. (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7713.jpg

Image with caption: "Interior Wood Design Award Winner: School of Social Sciences, Ottawa, ON; Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with KWC Architects; Engineer: Halsall Associates (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7714.jpg

Image with caption: "Residential Wood Design Award Winner: Great Gulf Active House, Thorold, ON; Architect: superkül; Engineer: Quaile Engineering (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7715.jpg

Image with caption: "Multi-Unit Wood Design Award Winner: Southdown Institute, Holland Landing, ON; Architect: Montgomery Sisam Architects; Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7716.jpg

Image with caption: "Institutional-Commercial <$10M Wood Design Award Winner: St. Victor Catholic School, Mattawa, ON; Architect: Larocque Elder Architects Architectes Inc.; Engineer: Halsall Associates Ltd. (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7717.jpg

Image with caption: "Institutional-Commercial >$10M Wood Design Award Winner: Lansdowne Park (Ottawa, ON); Architect: CannonDesign Ltd.; Engineer: Halsall Associates / Moses Structural Engineers Inc. (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7718.jpg

Image with caption: "Northern Ontario Excellence Award: Victoria Linklater Memorial School, North Spirit Lake, ON; Architect: Architecture 49; Engineer: WSP Group (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7719.jpg

Image with caption: "Jury?s Choice Award Winner: Deer Clan Longhouse (Crawford Lake, ON); Architect: Brook McIlroy; Engineer: Blackwell (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4222_PHOTO_EN_7720.jpg

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/11/12/20141112_C4222_PDF_EN_7721.pdf

SOURCE: Ontario Wood WORKS!

For further information: or to arrange interviews contact Sarah Hicks: 1-866-886-3574 ext. 3, 1-705-796-3381 (cell / best), shicks@cwc.ca

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