WoodWorks Announces 2016 Wood Design Award Winners

Celebrating excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design

2016 Commercial Wood Design winner, Framework, Portland, OR, Architect: Works Partnership Architecture, Structural Engineer: TM Rippey Consulting Engineers, Photo credit: Joshua Jay Elliot

WASHINGTON--()--WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, has announced the winners of its 2016 Wood Design Awards.

“WoodWorks Wood Design Awards celebrate projects and design teams that showcase the innovative use of wood as both a structural and finish material,” said Jennifer Cover, PE, executive director of WoodWorks/Wood Products Council. “Ranging from mass timber to traditional wood-frame, this year’s winning projects exemplify wood’s many attributes, from structural performance and design versatility, to sustainability and cost effectiveness.”

National awards are being presented in nine categories including:

• Multi-Story Wood Design


• Beauty of Wood – Innovation

• Commercial Wood Design

• Beauty of Wood – Craft

• Wood in Government Buildings

• Green Building by Nature

• Institutional Wood Design

• Green Building by Design

• Wood in Educational Buildings


Seven Regional Excellence Awards will be presented at regional Wood Solutions Fairs beginning with the North Central Wood Solutions Fair in Minneapolis on March 23.

National Winners

Multi-Story Wood Design: The Radiator • Portland, OR

Architect – PATH Architecture

Structural Engineer – Munzing Structural Engineering

General Contractor – Kaiser Group, Inc.

Commercial Wood Design: Framework • Portland, OR

Architect – Works Partnership Architecture

Engineer – TM Rippey Consulting Engineers

General Contractor – Yorke & Curtis, Inc.

Wood in Government Buildings: Chicago Horizon • Chicago, IL

Architect – Ultramoderne

Structural Engineer – Guy Nordenson & Associates

General Contractor – FH Paschen

Institutional Wood Design: Fire Station 76 • Gresham, OR

Architect – Hennebery Eddy Architects

Structural Engineer – Nishkian Dean Structural Engineers

General Contractor – Bremik Construction

Wood in Educational Buildings: Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel • Seattle, WA

Architect – Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

Structural Engineer – Coughlin Porter Lundeen

General Contractor – Sellen Construction

Beauty of Wood – Innovation: China Pavillion Milan Expo 2015 • Milan, Italy

Architect – Studio Link-Arc, LLC

Architect – Tsinghua University

Structural Engineer –Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

General Contractor – Bodino Engineering

Beauty of Wood – Craft: Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins • Empire Township, MN

Architect – HGA Architects and Engineers

Structural Engineer – HGA Architects and Engineers

General Contractor – Dakota County School District

Green Building by Nature: Nest We Grow • Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun, Hokkaido, Japan

Designer – University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Architect of Record – Kengo Kuma Architects & Associates

General Contractor – Takahashi Construction Company

Green Building by Design: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon • Bend, OR

Architect – Hacker

Structural Engineer – Walker Structural Engineering

General Contractor – Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co.

Regional Excellence Winners

The Brooklyn Riverside • Jacksonville, FL

Architect – Dwell Design Studio

Structural Engineer – M2 Structural Engineering

General Contractor – Cambridge Swinerton Builders

Cottonwood Valley Charter School E-Pod • Socorro, NM

Architect – Environmental Dynamics, Inc.

Structural Engineer – Walla Engineering, Ltd.

General Contractor – Janstar Builders, Inc.

Olney Branch, Montgomery County Public Libraries • Olney, MD

Architect – The Lukmire Partnership, Inc.

Structural Engineer – Columbia Engineering, Inc.

Office > Entropy • New York, NY

Architect – Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

General Contractor – Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

Aspen Art Museum • Aspen, CO

Architect – Shigeru Ban Architects

Structural Engineer – KL&A, Inc.

General Contractor – Turner Construction

Scott Family Amazeum • Bentonville, AR

Architect – Haizlip Studio, PLLC

Structural Engineer – Crafton Tull

General Contractor – Nabholz Construction

Terry Trueblood Boathouse • Iowa City, IA

Architect – ASK Studio

Structural Engineer – Shuck-Britson Inc.

General Contractor – Tricon Construction

Photos of the winning projects are available on the WoodWorks website, http://www.woodworks.org/project-gallery/, along with a wide range of technical and educational resources for design and building professionals.

About WoodWorks

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council (www.woodworks.org) provides free one-on-one project assistance as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks technical experts offer support from design through construction on a wide range of building types, including mid-rise/multi-residential, educational, commercial, corporate, institutional and public.


for Wood Products Council
Olivia Gust, 503-290-7304

Release Summary

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announces the winners of its 2016 Wood Design Awards.


for Wood Products Council
Olivia Gust, 503-290-7304