Nominees and winners of the Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards were honoured earlier this week in Vancouver. It’s reported over 350 distinguished design and building professionals were in attendance. I was particularly interested to see that Vancouver architects behind the stunning Kordyban Lodge, a Canadian Cancer Society care facility located in Prince George, were among the winners.
I first learned about the Kordyban Lodge during the construction phase, on a memorable visit to Carrier Lumber in 2012. We’re told here the lodge “spans 25,000 square feet and includes 36 beds. It provides full meal service for guests and includes supportive facilities such as the Novak Family Spiritual and Meditation Room, the West Fraser Timber lounge, a family room, massage therapy room, library, activity room, exercise facility and wig and prosthetics rooms. Canadian Cancer Society patient support programs are also run through the lodge. The $10-million lodge was funded by multiple donors including the Government of BC and the Mary Kordyban Foundation who each provided $2-million. The Novak Family Foundation and West Fraser Timber were also major donors, each contributing $1-million to the project.”
Thanks to Wood WORKS! BC for providing the following high resolution images of Kordyban Lodge, posted with permission.