2021-22 Wood Design & Building Awards Jury
Marie-Odile Marceau, Owner of McFarland Marceau Architects (MMA)
Marie-Odile Marceau is the owner of McFarland Marceau Architects (MMA), an award-winning firm specialized in architectural services for educational, recreational, and institutional facilities. The firm has devoted its practice to sustainable construction and places collaboration and design excellence at the forefront of its approach to architecture. MMA strives to produce buildings that are sensitive to local site conditions and to the global environment, while responding to the demands for functionality, flexibility, envelope integrity, practicality, and ease of maintenance. Above all, the firm maintains the goal of creating buildings that are cherished by their owners.
Marie-Odile has prioritized wood as a structural and finish material since the beginning of her career and has been an early adopter of engineered wood products in Canada. The projects of MMA have received numerous Wood Council awards; Marie-Odile herself was honoured with the Wood Champion Award in 2015.
For more information, please visit: mmal.ca
Donald Chong, Design Principal at HDR
Don has firmly established himself in Toronto’s architecture culture through his inventiveness and investment in placemaking. His project skills volley between the strategic planning of urban and institutional work through to the detailing of finely crafted furniture, as well as research-based design. Don has held numerous design conference speaking engagements, from the Wood at Work Conference to the Architectural League of New York, and has been featured in print publications, such as Design Lines, related to mass timber design.
For more information, please visit: hdr.com
Tom Chung, Principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Tom is a Principal and Design Leader at Leers Weinzapfel Associates, recipient of the national AIA Firm Award. Tom designs buildings to be welcoming, transparent, and sustainable, reflecting our values of diversity, democracy, and care for our environment. His projects include the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts Amherst and Adohi Hall at University of Arkansas, both pioneering examples of mass timber architecture in the US.
Tom is a national leader in mass timber design and speaks frequently at conferences and workshops throughout the country on this subject. As an educator, Tom teaches graduate design studios on mass timber design and in the studio, is a mentor to the next generation of architects.
Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the US, Tom received his degrees in Architecture from University of Virginia and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
For more information, please visit: lwa-architects.com