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Bridge in Banff wins Wood Design Award

Gerald Epp of Fast + Epp Structural Engineers in Vancouver received the Engineer Award at the 2014 Wood Design Awards in B.C., held March 3. The awards cited his project the Bow River Bridge in Banff, Alberta, as "one of the longest timber...


Bow River Bridge, Banff, Alberta, designed by Fast + Epp.
Bow River Bridge, Banff, Alberta, designed by Fast + Epp.

Gerald Epp of Fast + Epp Structural Engineers in Vancouver received the Engineer Award at the 2014 Wood Design Awards in B.C., held March 3. The awards cited his project the Bow River Bridge in Banff, Alberta, as “one of the longest timber bridges of its kind. This beautiful structure was carefully designed, given the highly visible and historically significant location, and through design and construction detailing, thoroughly addressed durability and longevity.”

The Wood Champioon Award went to Peter Busby of Perkins + Will. Busby was the driving force behind the implementation of wood in projects such as the Earth Sciences Building and Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver, the Brentwood and Gilmore Skytrain Stations and the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge.

The Architect Award went to Mike Mammone of Ratio Architecture for the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union – Uptown Branch. The Wood Innovation Award went to Gord Macdonald of Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Framing for his project WildPlay, in Kelowna. The Environmental Performance Award went to John Wall of PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication for the Centennial Beach Boundary Bay Regional Park Pavilion in Delta.

The awards, now in their 10th year, were handed out at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with 350 people in attendance.