Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Wins Two Awards

SALMON ARM SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNIONwas presented with an award in Large Commercial Wood Design at the Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 3, 2014. Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood and wood products. There were 113 nominations in 12 categories for the 2014 awards from all over the province, as well as some national and international project submissions. All projects showcase distinctive and unique qualities of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility and cost-effectiveness.

In addition to receiving the Large Commercial Design Award, Mike Mammone of Ratio Architecture accepted the Architect Award for the innovative use of wood in Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union. The design concept and material selection sought to connect the building and its function to the greater community through subtle references to the natural and man-made context of Salmon Arm. The large sweeping atrium space and angular roof, composed primarily of wood systems, are direct references to the famous pier in Salmon Arm, and surrounding topography and provides a unifying design element across the north elevation. In collaboration with Ratio Architecture, Integral Group’s Jamie Dabner and Lane Logan led the mechanical and electrical engineering design teams on this remarkable project.

Read more about Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union at NewsWire.

Learn about all the winning projects at Architecture Canada | RAIC.