Wood WORKS! award honours innovative design of Thunder Bay carpentry training centre

By Cathy Alex
CBC News
November 9, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

A Thunder Bay company earned top honours at the recent 17th annual Wood WORKS! Awards celebration in Toronto, a program of the Canadian Wood Council. FORM Architecture Engineering in Thunder Bay took home the Northern Ontario Award for its innovative use of a variety of wood products in the city’s new Carpenters Union Local 1669 Training Centre. The carpenters union wanted something that highlighted northwestern Ontario, and showcased the materials they use everyday on the job, said Matthew Mills, a partner with FORM and the lead designer on the project, “Obviously, Thunder Bay, in the middle of the trees, you have to build out of wood,” he said. …This is the sixth Wood WORKS! award that FORM Architecture Engineering has received.

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