WoodWorks is seeking innovative mass timber, tall wood, and light-frame projects for our 2021 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S.
Deadline for nominations: September 30, 2020
Winning projects are promoted extensively through social media, WoodWorks’ online gallery, an award video, hardcover North American Wood Design Book, and more.
Categories for 2021 include:
- Multi-Family Wood Design
- Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
- Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
- Wood in Schools
- Institutional Wood Design
- Green Building with Wood
- Beauty of Wood
- Wood in Government Buildings
- Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures
Special consideration will be given to recently completed buildings, projects that utilize wood as a dominant structural element, and designs that exemplify new opportunities for wood construction.
Here’s what last year’s jury had to say about some of the winners:
Adohi Hall – Fayetteville, AR
Leers Weinzapfel Associates with Mackay Mitchell Architects and Modus Studio; Equilibrium Consulting with Engineering Consultants, Inc.; Nabholz Construction
“As one of the first student housing projects made with cross-laminated timber, it’s a great example for other universities. It looks like a great place to be a student. “– Marsha Maytum, Principal, LMS Architects (2020 juror)
Photo: Timothy Hursley
First Tech Federal Credit Union – Hillsboro, OR
Hacker; Krahmer Gehlen & Associates; Swinerton
“First Tech was significant in terms of proving out the cost model for mass timber and is helping other projects go forward.” – Eric McDonnell, Principal, Holmes Structures (2020 juror)
Photo: Jeremy Bittermann
Oregon Zoo Education Center – Portland, OR
Opsis Architecture; catena consuting engineers; Fortis Construction
“Uniquely detailed, and beautiful façade. I think this is a beautiful, holistic use of wood.” – Matt Shaw, Executive Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper (2020 juror)
Photo: Christian Columbres
111 East Grand – Des Moines, IA
Neumann Monson Architects,; Raker Rhodes Engineering; Structurecraft; Ryan Companies
“Incredibly elegant; great compositional forms.” – Danny Adams, Principal and Design Lead, LS3P Associates (2020 juror)
Photo: Mike Sinclair
View all of our Wood Design Award winners in the WoodWorks gallery.