Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced: Architectural Achievements and Excellence in Wood Design Celebrated

 

EDMONTON, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - A select group of Canada's leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Prairie Wood Design Awards trophies at the 8th annual Wood WORKS! Alberta celebration in Edmonton tonight.  The awards program recognizes projects and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, advance the use of wood in all types of construction.

The winning projects were thoughtfully selected from over forty entries by our esteemed jury panel:

  • Larry McFarland, Architect AIBC, Fellow RAIC, Principal, McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
  • Daryl Procinsky, MArch, LEED-AP,FRAIC, Creativity Activator, Design Revolution Ltd.
  • Vedran Skopac, dipl.ing.arh., M.Arch. Architect, HKA, Manasc Isaac

"The calibre of entries was extremely high this year, making the selection process challenging for the jury," says Rory Koska, Program Director of the Wood WORKS! Alberta program. "We have seen an increase in innovative wood buildings from the designers and increased commitment from clients choosing to build with wood."

Winning projects this year include the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates studio in Alberta; Qualico Family Centre and St. Vital Park Pavilion in Manitoba.

This year's gala is particularly exciting as it also celebrated the passage of Bill 203, sponsored by George VanderBurg (MLA for Whitecourt- Ste. Anne). The Bill mandates regulatory changes to allow 6 storey wood buildings in Alberta. With the Bill and regulations now complete, 6 storey buildings will be permitted as of May 1.  

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


Wood WORKS! Alberta 2015 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners

Award & Award Sponsor

Winner

Commercial/Institutional Wood Design

Sponsored by Western Archrib

Project: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Wembley, AB)

Architect: Teeple Architects

Project Architect: Architecture Tkcalcic Bengert

Engineer: Fast & Epp/StructureCraft

Interior Wood Design Showcase
Sponsored by Canadian Wood Council

Project: St. Vital Park Pavilion (Winnipeg, MB)

Architect: 1X1 architecture inc.

Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.

Residential Wood Design

Sponsored by West Fraser

Project: G House (Winnipeg, MB)     

Architect: Cibinel Architects Ltd.

Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. 

Municipal/Recreational Wood Design

Sponsored by Structurlam

Project: Qualico Family Centre (Winnipeg, MB)

Architect: Number 10 Architectural Group

Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. 

Engineer Wood Advocate Award
Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser

Engineer Award: Fast & Epp/StructureCraft for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Jury's Choice Wood Design Award - A
Sponsored by FPInnovations

Project: Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates Studio (Calgary, AB)

Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture

Engineer: LEX3 Engineering Inc.

Jury's Choice Wood Design Award - B

Sponsored by FPInnovations

Project: Winnipeg Folk Festival Village Tower (Birds Hill Provincial Park, near Winnipeg, MB) 

Architect: HTFC Planning & Design

Engineer: Wolfrom Engineering Ltd.

Wood Advocate Award

Sponsored by Wood WORKS! Alberta

Wood Advocate: River of Death & Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society

Project: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Wembley, AB)

Architect: Teeple Architects

Project Architect: Architecture Tkcalcic Bengert

Engineer: Fast & Epp/StructureCraft

Wood WORKS! is a national, industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council that promotes and supports the use of wood in 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.

www.wood-works.org

SOURCE Wood WORKS! Alberta

Image with caption: "Commercial: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum - photo courtesy of Beauchamp Photography (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13353.jpg

Image with caption: "Engineer Advocate image: courtesy of Fast + Epp (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13354.jpg

Image with caption: "St. Vital Park Pavilion - Image courtesy of Lisa Stinner-Kun (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13355.jpg

Image with caption: "Winnipeg Folk Fest Village Tower - Image courtesy of Robert Tinker (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13356.jpg

Image with caption: "Junction 9 - photo courtesy of MHB Photo (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13357.jpg

Image with caption: "Qualico Family Centre - Courtesy of Number Ten Architectural Group (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13358.jpg

Image with caption: "G house - Photo courtesy of Jerry Grajewski (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13359.jpg

Image with caption: "Wood Advocate - Photo courtesy of Candice Popik (CNW Group/Wood WORKS! Alberta)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150318_C5446_PHOTO_EN_13360.jpg

For further information: or to arrange interviews contact Barbara Murray: Direct 1-780-392-0761, Main 1-780-392-1952, bmurray@wood-works.ca

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