Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards


Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran/OTTO

By  Rory Stott 
Feb 4, 2015, ArchDaily

Wood Design and Building Magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Awards. Run in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, this year the awards included for the first time an international awards category in addition to the North America awards. With 166 submissions, the 24 awarded projects were selected by a jury consisting of Larry McFarland (Principle, McFarland Marceau Architects), Brigitte Shim (Principle, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects) and Keith Boswell (Technical Partner, SOM).

“The Wood Design Awards showcases exceptional wood buildings that not only display the unique qualities of wood, but also serve to inspire other designers who may not initially think of wood as the material of choice,” said Theresa Rogers, Editor of Wood Design & Building magazine. Read more…

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Wood Windows Restoration and Repair

This all-day course with founder/owner of Vintage Woodworks, Jim Stiven, covers the construction and operation of double-hung wood windows and a full demonstration of the disassembly and repairs to a double hung wood window. Learn how to open painted shut windows, how to repair dropped window weights and broken sash cords, how to replace broken panes, properly paint a wood window, and how to install weather stripping. The course will discuss storm windows and the strengths and weaknesses of new window technologies, and why wood windows remain the best option in heritage buildings.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Mission to Seafarers, 401 E. Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $100 + applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 6 Core
To register: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=339

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Heritage Projects: From Idea to Completion

From research and planning to hiring the right people, a heritage project is a unique building project. Learn from an architect and a contractor what you need to prepare and plan for a heritage project and how to carry that through on site, from small restorations to HRA’s. From purchase through planning and working with the City, to working with trades and unexpected surprises on site, this workshop will go from idea to shovels in the ground, and will provide time for Q&A. This course will be of interest to both homeowners and professionals in the building industry, including contractors, architects, trades and planners.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Mission to Seafarers, 401 E. Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $45 + applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 3.5 Core
To register: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=2626

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library Special Collections

Find out which resources are available to help you discover the history of your house. Kim McCarty from Special Collections, will introduce you to the art of research, all of the many resources available online through the VPL website and bring out a collection of documents, maps and resources from Special Collections.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: VPL Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free but registration required
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Non-core
To register: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=249

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives

Author and historian, John Atkin, starts this session with a presentation on how to research a site using archives research, plus tips that go beyond water permits and fire insurance maps. Learn how to complement Archives resources with additional approaches. This is followed by a step-by-step introduction to using the Archives’ diverse holdings to learn about a building or site, with one of the Archives’ staff.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $15 + applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Non-core
To register: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=167

Wood Works! BC

Engineering Essentials for Timber Design
This introductory level workshop is designed for practitioners who are interested in learning more about wood and increasing their capacity for wood design. Topics covered: design properties of wood, structural wood products, grading of wood, bending members, compression members, tension members, combined axial loads and bending members, connections. This content is suitable for engineers with limited experience in wood design or for architects looking to expand their knowledge of how wood works from an engineering perspective.

Location and Dates:

  • March 26, 2015 – Delta Ocean Pointe, 45 Songshees Road, Victoria, BC
  • March 27, 2015 – Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Cost: $275 + applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 6.75 Core
To register: http://ams.cwc.ca/Live/AMS/Pages/ams-event-details/7052?isPreview=False

The Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services

Unleash the Power and Potential of LinkedIn

Join The Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services (CSMPS) for a fully interactive workshop that will provide valuable insights on leveraging LinkedIn for B2B Marketing and Lead Generation for your organization. The day will focus on B2B lead generation, business development and social selling strategies specific to the AEC sector. You will learn the conventional elements of LinkedIn statistics (the why) and best practices (the how) regarding LinkedIn security, profile optimization (personal and company), network development and engagement, as well as TOMA (top of mind awareness) and SME (subject matter expertise) practices.

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $399 CSMPS Members, $499 Non-members
Learning Units (LUs): 6 Non-core
To register: http://www.csmps.com/eventreg_feb.html

2015 Annual Meeting


Save The Date:

2015 Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (registration at 12 noon)
Location: Segal Building, Simon Fraser University (500 Granville Street, Vancouver)
LUs: 2 Non-Core (Architects and Architectural Technologists)

Note: Light buffet lunch will be served.  

Additional information regarding the annual meeting, including meeting agenda and supporting materials, will be provided prior to the event. Online Registration is now open; RSVP your attendance.

Call for Nominations:

Nominations are now being invited for the 2015/2016 AIBC Council. This is your opportunity to help shape the work of the body responsible for the self-regulating governance of the architectural profession in British Columbia in the public interest.

Nominations are open in the following categories:

Deadline For Nominations:
All signed Call for Nominations Forms, Nominee Declaration Forms, and Nominee Statement Forms must be received by the AIBC time stamped before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Forms may be submitted in hard copy to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5 or, scanned forms may be submitted by email to nominations@aibc.ca (facsimile signatures are not acceptable).

To enhance voting members’ ability to compare candidates, nominees must fully complete and submit the Nominee Statement Form. You can access the blank Council Member Nominee Statement Form or Intern Architect Liaison to Council Nominee Statement Form.

For more information, please visit the AIBC website.