This week, British Columbia’s 2018 Wood Design Awards celebrated innovative architectural and structural design across the province. While the record-breaking height of Acton Ostry’s Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia dominated the field, the use of wood in interior design was also lauded.
This year, the Interior Beauty Design Award went to Vancouver-based Cornerstone Architecture for the Crofton House Dining Hall. The jury praised an “impressive and comprehensive” use of wood for the school’s dining hall, which is subtly characterized by a sense of warmth and comfort.
Interior Beauty Design Award. Photo courtesy of Wood Works! BC
In the Residential Wood Design category, meanwhile, the award went to D’Arcy Jones Architecture for Vancouver’s Okada Marhsall House, a striking private residence in East Sooke.
Residential Wood Design. Photo courtesy of Wood Works! BC
At a larger scale, the 2018 Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design winner went to the Adera Building Corporation for Prodigy, a mid-rise development in Vancouver designed by Rositch Hemphill Architects.
Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design. Photo courtesy of Wood Works! BC
Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led program of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood products and building systems. The Wood Design Awards are presented by Wood WORKS! BC, the Canadian Wood Council and its BC member associations; with support from Natural Resources Canada, Forestry Innovation Investment and industry sponsors.
There were 100 nominations in 14 categories this year, featuring projects of all types and sizes, and all demonstrating outstanding architectural and structural achievement using wood.
A more detailed look at the 2018 winners is available at our sister site, Building Magazine:
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