Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers, and project teams at the 12th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards Celebration in March. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes local design and construction professionals in Alberta, Canada, for their commitment to sustainable and economic building choices and utilizing Canada’s abundant renewable resource, wood.
An esteemed jury thoughtfully selected the winning projects from nearly 30 entries. The jury consisted of: Carol Belanger, city architect, AAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Edmonton, Alberta; Shafraaz Kaba, architect, principal, ASK*, Edmonton; and Stephan Pasche, Eng., associate principal, Fast + Epp, Edmonton.
The winning projects from the Wood WORKS! awards program demonstrate Alberta’s commitment to exploring increased options for wood in construction. They showcase innovations in wood design that inspire economic and environmentally responsible options for builders and developers. Wood is omnipresent in the buildings where people work, play, and live, helping citizens to embrace a sustainable ethic while paying homage to exceptional design. Wood WORKS! Alberta and the Canadian Wood Council extends its appreciation to everyone who participated in the 2020 Awards program, and congratulates all of the award recipients.