2016 Wood Design Awards in BC Jury’s Choice: UBC Student Union Building

The UBC Student Union Building in Vancouver, BC, won a Jury’s Choice award at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC.

The jury gave the UBC Student Union Building high accolades, stating, “….it’s a noteworthy project for its use of wood to create a warm, comfortable space on an institutional scale.”


A total of 103 nominations in 13 categories were received from all over the province, as well as some national and international submissions, including England, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan for the new International Wood Design category.

“Advances in wood product research, design, engineering and construction practices have expanded the possibilities for wood in building and design,” said Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director, Wood WORKS! BC.

“We are not only playing an important role in sustainable development and climate change mitigation, we are also creating a contemporary built environment that celebrates our heritage. The forest industry is the foundation of our province and we’re proud to showcase our sustainably sourced wood products in our remarkable buildings to the world.”

Wood WORKS! BC is a national industry-led programme of the Canadian Wood Council, which supports innovation and provides leadership on the use of wood products and systems.

Photo Credit: Wood WORKS! BC – 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC