Liard Heights hot spring facility wins wood design award

There were 113 nominations in 12 categories from B.C., as well as submissions from national and international locales.

Alfred Waugh of Formline Architecture of urbanism won the western red cedar award for the LiardHeightshot springs facility in LiardRiver.

 The facility addresses the needs of the rugged northern climate while creating an inviting environment for bathers.

 It includes separate men’s and women’s change rooms, which include bear peep holes to allow someone leaving the change room to check if a bear has wondered onto the deck.

 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.