The Wood Design Awards 2003


124 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations
ISBN 0-929112-50-4
DDC 721'.0448'097109051





Edited by Don Griffith
Reviewed by James A. Love

James A. Love is a professor architecture and associate dean (Research
and Outreach) in the Faculty of Environmental Design and an adjunct
professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary. His
latest publication is the Illuminating Enginee


The Wood Design Awards are sponsored by a couple of wood industry
publications. The 14 buildings selected for awards are exceptionally
beautiful examples of using wood expressively. Half the winners of the
2003 competition are non-residential. This is a substantial achievement,
considering the challenge posed by more complex programs and clients.

Each entry of six to eight pages includes photographs and a brief
descriptive narrative, as well as architectural drawings that feature a
selection of plans, sections, and details. The very succinct comments by
the jury tend to the descriptive and self-evident rather than the
explanatory comment that might help a lay audience better appreciate the
designer’s efforts.


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