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2019 B.C. Wood Design award nominees announced

JOC News Service
2019 B.C. Wood Design award nominees announced

VANCOUVER — Wood WORKS! BC has announced the nominees for the 2019 Wood Design Awards for British Columbia.

There are 103 nominations in 14 categories, and the winners will be announced at the 15th annual Wood Design Awards on March 4 in downtown Vancouver.

Categories range from residential and multi-residential wood design, commercial and small and large institutional design, prefabricated industrial wood design, western red cedar and international wood design.

Other categories include engineering, architecture, wood innovation, environmental performance, commercial and interior beauty design.

“We are impressed by the calibre of nominations as well as the variety of building types and sizes of structures using wood. In addition to some very innovative and distinctive buildings, there are more projects this year that are focused on building performance and construction efficiencies, which are two key benefits of using wood. This is exciting as we are celebrating a milestone of 15 years of Wood Design Awards in BC,” said executive director of Wood WORKS! BC Lynn Embury-Williams in a statement.

Submissions this year are from B.C. as well as the United States and Asia, with international projects in China, Korea and Tajikistan.

Companies up for multiple awards include Michael Green Architecture, which is nominated in the residential design and environmental performance categories for the Fung Roberts House in North Vancouver, and for the Dock Building in Vancouver in the commercial wood design category.

Stantec Architecture is up for two nominations for its work on the UNBC Wood Innovation Research Laboratory in Prince George, B.C., in both the environmental performance and the institutional wood design: small categories.

The Wood Design awards are presented by Wood WORKS! BC and the Canadian Wood Council. Funding support is provided by Natural Resources Canada and Forestry Innovation Investment. The full list of nominees is available at the Wood WORKS! BC website, www.wood-works.ca/bc

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