OTTAWA – The Wood Design & Building Awards is inviting entries from North American wood projects for 2021-22.
Entries 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,” states a release from the Canadian Wood Council.
A jury consisting of architects from Canada and the U.S. will review all entries based on creativity, appropriate use of wood materials in satisfying client building and site requirements and innovative design.
Awards will be given in Honour, Merit and Citation categories and winning projects will be highlighted in a the 2021-22 Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture book, a video and the spring/summer edition of Wood Design & Building magazine.
Projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Yukon receive a sponsored submission by their regional Wood WORKS! program and are entered into both the Wood Design & Building awards and provincial Wood Design Awards programs.
All projects built between Jan 1., 2018 and Dec. 30, 2021 are eligible for entry except for those projects that have already won a previous Wood Design & Building award. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2022. Those interested in entering the competition can submit their projects here.