Wood advocates honoured at 17th Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award

Lazaridis Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, one of the winners of the Awards. Image credit: Doublespace Photography


Some of Ontario’s leading professionals in wood design were honoured at the 17th annual Wood WORKS! Awards. Architects, engineers, developers and other construction industry professionals were recognised for advancing the wood in construction at the Awards ceremony in Toronto on Nov 1, Wednesday. 

“It is our privilege to celebrate Ontario’s wood design leaders through the Wood Design Award program,” said Marianne Berube, executive director of the Ontario Wood WORKS! program. “Wood is an extraordinary building material, as you can see from the projects that received awards tonight. It is also a sustainable building solution. Design professionals who understand the need for sustainable development are specifying wood products for innovative, environmentally responsible construction.  Some of those leaders were recognized tonight.”

12 awards were presented at the event. 10 went to specific wood projects and two were given to professionals in recognition for contributing to the case for wood design and construction.

“Today’s wood products and systems are technologically advanced,” concluded Berube. “Project teams are using these high-performance building materials in exciting ways, actively and imaginatively exploring wood’s expanding potential. The awards program gives us an opportunity to showcase what is happening in wood design and construction.”


The Awards shortlist will be revealed over the next few weeks