WOOD INNOVATION AND DESIGN CENTRE
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) serves as a gathering place for researchers, academics, design professionals and others interested in generating ideas for innovative uses of wood. The University of Northern BC occupies the lower three floors of the building with facilities for the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program. Upper floors provide office space for government and wood industry-related organizations, as well as the planned Emily Carr University of Art + Design Centre for Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The eight-storey building (6 storey with mezzanine plus penthouse), stands 29.5m tall — at the time of completion it was the world’s tallest modern all-timber structure, serving as a benchmark to be broken by other mass timber buildings in the works.
Achievements & Awards
2016 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
2015 RAIC Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture
2015 Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture (Merit)
2015 AIBC Innovation Award