Vancouver-based Lubor Trubka Associates Architects took home the Institutional Wood Design award for a large building as part of the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! BC program, held virtually on July 14.
The building, completed in 2019 at 3178 Alder Court in North Vancouver, uses mass timber and traditional materials such as Douglas firs and red cedars to showcase the nation’s cultural heritage.
The building itself is a hub for the nation’s administration and governance, as well as its health and social services.
More than 50 projects in nine categories were nominated across B.C. for the awards this year, according to a news release.
Design and building professionals joined the virtual event, including architects, structural engineers, members of project teams, local government, and more, according to the release.
North Vancouver-based dk Architecture also won an Institutional Wood Design award for a small building for its work on the Skeetchestn Health Centre in Savona, B.C.
In late 2020, Tsleil-Waututh Nation unveiled Metro Vancouver’s biggest solar power project, a ground-mounted system containing 341 panels adjacent to the administration building.