Mike Mammone, principal, Ratio was honoured with two awards at the 2014 Wood Design Awards in BC. He was honored with the Architect Award for his use use of wood in his work on the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union – Uptown Branch, Salmon Arm, B.C. A quote from the Wood Design award notes: ‘Innovative wood structural systems and 100 per cent wood framing fit a design solution focused on sustainable principles and are transferable to projects of varying scale and typology. The architect met challenges to permit the use of wood by utilizing a strong collaborative relationship with all project stakeholders and shared a common vision to maximize the use of traditional and contemporary wood systems to fulfil project goals.’
Ratio was also awarded the Commercial Wood Design award for the same project; Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union.
Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards 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. Wood WORKS! BC provides education, training and technical expertise to building and design professionals involved with non-residential construction projects throughout B.C. The annual Wood Design Awards evening recognizes leadership and innovation in wood use, while being an opportunity to publicly honour and encourage continued excellence in the building and design community.
In 1954, our firm was established as Toby & Russell Architects. After six decades of working with our clients to create outstanding spaces and build their brands, we realized it was time to evolve our own brand. As we step forward into the next 60 years, we’re excited to share a new identity that articulates the firm we are today and will become in the future.
A ratio expresses proportion, balance and relationship. Our new name is grounded in the importance of relations and relationships in our work. Between a building and its environment. Between citizens and structures. Between our firm and our clients.