The Alberta Wood WORKS! Prairie Wood Design Awards Gala was held at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton. Over 200 people from the architecture and engineering field were in attendance.
Nominated projects from four provinces — Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon — were broken down into five different categories: Municipal, Residential, Interior Wood Showcase, Commercial/Institutional and Recreational. Nominations were chosen from building projects that display a wide range of wood product applications and demonstrate an understanding of the special qualities of wood, such as its strength, sustainability, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness. Projects could be nominated in more than one category.
This year, ISL Engineering and Land Services was recognized in the Commercial/Institutional category for the Grizzly Paw Brewery in Canmore, Alberta!
This is the third time ISL’s Structural–Buildings group (formerly Cascade Engineering Group) has been recognized at the awards. In 2011, Cascade Engineering Group won the Engineer Advocate / Jury’s Choice Award for the Atlas Coal Mine Rehabilitation project in Drumheller, Alberta. Also in 2011, we won an award in the Municipal/Recreational category for the Banff Fenlands Community Recreation Centre Redevelopment project in Canmore, Alberta.
The recipient of the Engineer Advocate Wood Design Award is selected for their commitment to pushing the perceived limits of building with wood. This award is chosen from across all categories. ISL was awarded the 2013 Engineer Advocate Wood Design Award, also for the Grizzly Paw Brewery in Canmore, Alberta!
Click here to see the Grizzly Paw Brewery project profile, including some more photos of this award-winning building.