The Wood Design & Building Awards Program honours and recognises extraordinary contributions of visionaries around the world who achieve excellence in wood architecture. International entries are now being accepted for the 2022–23 Wood Design and Building Awards.
Entries should showcase the use of wood products in any, or several, of their many forms and applications. Entries should also demonstrate an understanding of the special properties of wood including strength, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness.
Any project completed between January 1st, 2019 and December 30th, 2022 is eligible for entry, except previous winning projects of the Wood Design & Building Awards.
Jury Panel and Judging Criteria
A jury of prominent architects from Canada and the US will review all entries based on considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials, satisfying clients’ requirements, meeting specific building and site requirements, and innovative design.
Category 1 – Non – residential
The Non-residential Category includes offices, shopping centres, restaurants, stores, churches, motels, hotels, schools, libraries, recreational buildings, fire halls, medical clinics, hospitals, storage facilities, research laboratories, factories and warehouses.
Category 2 – Residential
The Residential Category includes single-family detached dwellings and multi-family projects such as duplexes, garden homes, apartments, condominiums, dormitories, affordable housing and seniors’ residences. Entries should showcase the use of wood products in any, or several, of their many forms and applications. Entries should also demonstrate an understanding of the special properties of wood including strength, durability, beauty, and cost-effectiveness.
Category 3 – Architectural Interiors
The Architectural Interior Design Category includes the significant use of wood finishing in any type of building interior.
Category 4 – Remodelled
The Remodelled Buildings Category may involve modifications to the building exterior, interior or both. Kitchen and bathroom modifications alone are not eligible, nor are single room improvements that do not include structural changes. Landscaping projects and other outdoor works are eligible, however, the use of wood should have architectural merit.
Category 5 – International Building
The International Building Category includes buildings of every type that were constructed outside of North America.
Category 6 – Others
Exterior Structures, Bridges etc.
Honour, Merit, and Citation awards will be given at the discretion of the jury. Winning projects will be showcased in the 2022-23 Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture book, a video available on our websites, and in presentations at educational events throughout the year. Winning projects will also be featured in the summer edition of the Wood Design & Building magazine and promoted in press releases and on social media. Award certificates and a copy of the book will be distributed to the winners in the fall of 2023.
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