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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WoodWorks Announces 2018 Wood Design Award Winners/RNN



Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2018 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Awards are an opportunity to recognize leaders in the field, and to showcase buildings that exemplify the attributes of wood that make it so appealing.
“It’s always interesting to consider what the winning projects say about the state of wood design,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “Part of that is understanding what drove the design teams to choose wood. Warmth, sustainability and cost are mentioned fairly consistently and 2018 was no exception. But comments this year also emphasized structural performance, the desire to create healthy, resilient and engaging structures, energy efficiency, meeting challenges of scale, and flexible spaces that can be adapted as needs change. It’s exciting to see examples of innovative systems and technologies, but this year’s projects are a reminder of the many reasons building designers gravitate to wood.”
National award categories include:
  • Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
  • Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Multi-Family Wood Design
  • Wood in Schools
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Green Building with Wood
  • Beauty of Wood
  • Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures
  • Jury’s Choice – Innovation
Projects were selected by an independent jury that included:
  • Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture, Kennesaw State University
  • Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Partner, Lake|Flato Architects
  • Amado Guevara III, AIA NCARB, Architect and Associate, DLR Group...

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