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Nominations Open for Wood Works! B.C.'s Community Recognition AwardsJuly 24, 2014

The Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have specified the use of wood in a local project.

Nominated projects may be cultural,...

What's Your Favourite B.C. Building?July 24, 2014

To celebrate 100 years of architecture in British Columbia, the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC) is proud to announce the 100 Best Buildings Contest. The AFBC is...

B.C. Expertise Helping Rebuild Japanese CommunitiesJuly 23, 2014

B.C. wood construction leaders are still helping rebuild Japanese communities devastated by a tsunami in early 2011.

The federal and provincial governments along with the...

Two B.C. Buildings Featured via Architectural RecordJuly 21, 2014

Can you teach an old material new tricks?

Three projects under construction in North America demonstrate that timber can be used as an alternative to concrete, steel, and...

TED Theatre: A Traveling ShowJuly 14, 2014

Traveling Show: A pop-up theater assembled inside a giant ballroom brings new scale to portability.

Having designed theater sets for Broadway shows and the Oscars, architect...

New Video: The Benefits of Wood in Building Construction July 7, 2014

Natural Resources Canada has developed a new video highlighting the benefits of wood in building construction.

Gambier Island HouseJuly 2, 2014

mcfarlane green biggar architecture + design has developeda residential home on Gambier Island, built with a hybrid steel and composite wood structural system.

Wood Design Awards B.C.June 16, 2014

The Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards bring together people from all sectors to recognize leadership and innovation in wood use. The awards also serve as an opportunity to publicly...

New Case Study: Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care TowerJune 14, 2014

The completion of the Critical Care Tower (CCT) at Surrey Memorial Hospital provides strong evidence that Canada۪s healthcare sector now recognizes the important role that can be...

Furniture Inspiration from the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging (Article)June 9, 2014

Vancouver furniture designer Brent Comber, whose elegantly simple pieces exploring the materials of the Pacific Northwest have won him international renown, has a new furniture...

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