Ontario Recognizes Excellence in Wood Architecture

The Canadian Wood Council’s Ontario Wood WORKS! program and the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) joined forces at the 77th OFIA Annual Meeting and Convention to recognize six winning projects as part of the Ontario Wood Design Awards program.

The submissions for this year’s awards program were a reflection of the advancements in wood research and technology that are diversifying the application of wood in construction.

The winning projects include: Architecture49’s Kenora Airport New Terminal; Brook McIlroy Architecture’s 
Shopper’s Drug Mart Flagship; Richard Wengle Architect’s Deerhurst Lakeside Lodge; Larocque Elder Architects’ Temagami First Nation Multi-Use Facility; +VG Architects’ King Township Municipal Administration Centre; Quadrangle Architects’ 80 Atlantic Ave.

“The design and construction teams from the winning projects are revolutionizing the way we think about wood in construction,” said Jamie Lim, President & CEO of OFIA. “Growing pressure for the built environment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in more sustainably conscious building material choices that align with our members’ commitment for sustainable development – meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.”

Low Rise Commercial Wood Design Award
Project: Kenora Airport New Terminal
Location: Kenora, ON
Architect: Architecture49 Inc., A WSP Company
Structural Engineer: WSP Canada Ltd.

Photo courtesy of airportkenora.com

Innovation Wood Design Award
Project: Shopper’s Drug Mart Flagship
Location: Toronto, ON
Architect: Brook McIlroy
(base building), Petroff Architects (interior retail), ERA Architects (heritage)
Structural Engineer: Blackwell

Photography credit: Scott Norsworthy

Mid Rise Residential Wood Design Award
Project: Deerhurst Lakeside Lodge Resort Homes
Location: Huntsville, ON
Architect: Richard Wengle Architect Inc.
Structural Engineer: Gamaley & Associates Engineering

Photography credit: Deerhurst Resort

Northern Ontario Wood Design Award
Location: Bear Island, ON
Architect: Larocque Elder Architects, Architectes Inc.
Structural Engineer: A2S Consulting Engineers

Photography credit: Ruth Elder

Institutional Wood Design Award
Project: King Township Municipal Administration Centre
location: King City, ON
Architect: +VG Architects
Structural Engineer: Stephenson Engineering Ltd.

Photography credit: A-Frame Inc.

Mass Timber Wood Design Award
Project: 80 Atlantic
Location: Toronto, ON
Architect: Quadrangle
Structural Engineer: RJC Engineers

Photography credit: Doublespace Photography
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