The Wood Design & Building Awards program invites North Amerian and International entries for 2018 -honouring excellence in wood architecture.
Entries should consist of building projects that show a wide range of wood product applications and demonstrate an understanding of the special qualities of wood, such as strength, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness.
All projects completed in the period between January 1st, 2013 and November 15th, 2018 are eligible for entry [except previous winning projects of the Wood Design & Building Awards].
A jury of prominent architects from Canada and the U.S. will review all entries based on various considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials in satisfying clients’ building and site requirements and innovative design.The judging will take place on December 7th and the results will be announced early January, 2019 .
Honor, Merit and Citation awards will be given at the discretion of the jury. Framed Award certificates and one copy of the 2018-19 Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture will be distributed in the fall of 2019 to the winners.
Projects can be submitted in the following categories:
Non-residential – Institutional
Non-residential – Commercial Small & Large
The Non-residential Category
includes offices, shopping centers, restaurants, stores, churches, motels, hotels, schools, libraries, recreational buildings, fire halls, medical clinics, hospitals, storage facilities, research laboratories, factories and warehouses.
Residential – Single Family
Residential – Multi Family
The Residential Category
includes single-family detached dwellings and multi-family projects such as duplexes, garden homes, apartments, condominiums, dormitories, low-cost housing and seniors’ residences.
The Architectural Interior Design Category
includes the significant use of wood finishing in any type of building interior.
Remodeled – Non Residential
Remodeled – Residential
The Remodeled 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.
The International Building Category
includes all buildings both non-residential and residential that were built outside of North America.
Other – Exterior Structures, Bridges etc.
All submitted projects will automatically
be considered (if applicable) for Special Awards: the SFI Sponsorship Award, Real Cedar Sponsorship Award, Sansin Award and the Canadian Wood Council Award.
- SFI Sponsorship Award – presented to a project (either residential or non-residential) that utilizes products certified to the SFI standard.
- Real Cedar Sponsorship Award – presented to a project (either residential or non-residential) that utilizes real cedar products.
- Sansin Award – presented to a project that utilizes Sansin products for wood finishing.
- Canadian Wood Council Award – presented to a project (either residential or non-residential) that showcases excellence and innovation in wood design.
Eayly Bird Discount applicable to all entries completed by November 1, 2018.
Regular Entry Fees:
Special Fees for subscribers to the Wood Design & Building magazine
Regular fees for non-subscribers
- First Entry - $175.00 USD
- Subsequent Entries - $165.00 USD
Deadline to Submit: November 28, 2018 at midnight PST
- First Entry - $190.00 USD [includes a one-year subscription to Wood Design & Building magazine]
- Subsequent Entries - $175.00 USD
Please note that you can start your submission and come back to edit or update it before the deadline date.
Note: Projects whose main structural components use treelike tropical/semitropical grasses such as bamboo are not eligible for submission.