WoodWorks Announces 2017 Wood Design Award Winners

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

WASHINGTON--()--WoodWorks – Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Chosen by an independent jury in nine national categories, the winning projects exemplify attributes of wood such as beauty, strength, versatility and sustainability.

“This year’s winning projects are interesting in part for what they say about the state of wood building design,” said WoodWorks Executive Director, Jennifer Cover. “The design community is clearly embracing innovative new materials, systems and techniques, contributing to a modern wood aesthetic that’s still linked to traditional wood construction and beauty. The concept of what a wood building can or should be is expanding, and that’s exciting. It’s an honor for us to share these projects with a wider audience.”

National award categories include:

  • Wood School Design
  • Multi-Family Wood Design
  • Commercial Wood Design – Multi-Story
  • Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Beauty of Wood
  • Green Building with Wood
  • Special Achievement

Seven Regional Excellence Awards will be presented at regional Wood Solutions Fairs beginning with the Texas Wood Solutions Fair in Dallas on March 22.

National Winners

Wood School Design: Common Ground High School • New Haven, CT

Architect – Gray Organschi Architecture

Timber Engineer – Bensonwood

Environmental Engineer – Atelier Ten

Multi-Family Wood Design: MOTO • Denver, CO

Architect – Gensler

Structural Engineer – Monroe & Newell Engineers, Inc.

Contractor – PCL Construction

Commercial Wood Design – Multi-Story: Albina Yard • Portland, OR

Architect – LEVER Architecture

Structural Engineer – KPFF Consulting Engineers

Contractor – REWORKS

Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise: The Barn • West Sacramento, CA

Architect – !melk

Structural Engineer – Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Contractor – Brown Construction Incorporated

Institutional Wood Design: Writers Theatre • Glencoe, IL

Architect – Studio Gang Architects

Structural Engineer – Halvorson and Partners

Contractor – W.E. O’Neil

Wood in Government Buildings: Rosewood Beach • Highland Park, IL

Architect – Woodhouse Tinucci Architects

Structural Engineer – Enspect Engineering Consultants

General Contractor – WB Olson, Inc.

Beauty of Wood: University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center • Chanhassen, MN

Architect – MSR Design

Structural Engineer – Meyer Borgman Johnson

General Contractor – Loeffler Construction & Consulting

Green Building with Wood: Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion • Decatur, TX

Architect – Lake|Flato Architects

Structural Engineer: Lake|Flato Architects

Special Achievement: T3 • Minneapolis, MN

Architect – MGA | Michael Green Architecture, DLR Group

Structural Engineer – Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Design Assist + Build – StructureCraft

Contractor – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Regional Excellence Winners

Duke Faculty Club • Durham, NC

Architect – Duda|Paine Architects

Structural Engineer – Gardner & McDaniel, PA

Contractor – Romeo Guest Construction

One North – Karuna East and West Buildings • Portland, OR

Architect – Holst Architecture

Structural Engineer – Froelich Engineers

Contractor – R&H Construction Co.

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn • Santa Cruz, CA

Architect – Fernau & Hartman Architects

Structural Engineer – Tuan and Robinson Structural Engineers

Contractor – Cen Con

The Littleton Trials • Littleton, MA

Architect – Decentralized Design Lab

Structural Engineer – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

General Contractor – Decentralized Design Lab

Firehouse 12 • New Haven, CT

Architect – Gray Organschi Architecture

Structural Engineer – Jacobson Structures

General Contractor – JIG Design Build

Emerge • Eugene, OR

Architect – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Architecture

Structural Engineer – PCS Structural

General Contractor – Justin Austen Design

Frick Environmental Center • Pittsburgh, PA

Architect – Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Structural Engineer – Barber & Hoffman, Inc.

General Contractor – PJ Dick

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

Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S.


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