National Award winner in the Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise category is the Thompson Exhibition Building at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Conn. Architect: Centerbrook Architects and Planners; Structural engineer: DeStefano & Chamberlain; Contractor: A/Z Corporation. Photo: Jeff Goldberg, Esto


Washington D.C. — WoodWorks – Wood Products Council announced the winners of its 2019 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate innovation and excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Awards are an opportunity to recognize building designers for their skill and ingenuity, and to showcase projects that demonstrate the attributes of wood that make it so appealing.

“I’ve heard people call it a wood revolution but whatever the term, this year’s nominees seem to reflect genuine interest in maximizing the potential of wood building design in this country,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “At one end of the spectrum, winners include an eight-story apartment building, which exemplifies the interest we’re seeing in taller wood structures; at the other, an adaptive reuse project that includes original wood framing from the 1880s. As always, it’s interesting to read the motivations for using wood — from innovation and a more sustainable built environment, which often go hand in hand, to resilience, economics, and the desire for a modern, exposed wood aesthetic. Once again, a common thread is that this year’s winning projects showcase the use of wood in all its versatile glory.”

National award categories include:

  • Multi-Family Wood Design
  • Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
  • Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Wood in Schools
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Green Building with Wood
  • Beauty of Wood
  • Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures

Projects were selected by an independent jury that included:

  • Patricia Centeno, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, BAR Architects, San Francisco
  • Michael E. Hickok, FAIA, Founding Senior Principal, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
  • Ray Kimsey, AIA, LEED AP, President, Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta
  • Tanya Luthi, PE, Senior Associate, Fast + Epp, New York

Chosen from close to 100 nominations, the awards will be presented at Wood Design Symposiums across the country, beginning with the Southeast Wood Design Symposium in Birmingham, Ala., on February 28. Seven projects will also receive Regional Excellence Awards.

National Winners

Multi-Family Wood Design: Carbon12 | Portland, Ore.

  • ARCHITECT: Path Architecture
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Munzing Structural Engineering
  • CONTRACTOR: Kaiser Group

Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise: ICE Block 1 | Sacramento, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: RMW architecture & interiors
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buehler Engineering
  • CONTRACTOR: Ascent Builders

Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise: Thompson Exhibition Building at the Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic, Conn.

  • ARCHITECT: Centerbrook Architects and Planners
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: DeStefano & Chamberlain
  • CONTRACTOR: A/Z Corporation

Wood in Government Buildings: Del Mar Civic Center | Del Mar, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: The Miller Hull Partnership
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Hope-Amundson | Coffman Engineers
  • CONTRACTOR: RA Burch Construction | EC Constructors

Wood in Schools: University of Arkansas Library Annex | Fayetteville, Ark.

  • ARCHITECT: Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
  • ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Miller Boskus Lack
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Robbins Engineering
  • CONTRACTOR: Con-Real

Institutional Wood Design: George Fox University – Canyon Commons | Newberg, Ore.

  • ARCHITECT: Hacker
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • CONTRACTOR: Andersen Construction

Green Building with Wood: Genentech Child Care Center | South San Francisco, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: Perkins+Will, in collaboration with Genentech
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Rutherford + Chekene
  • CONTRACTOR: Rudolph and Sletten

Beauty of Wood: Lumen at Beacon Park | Detroit

  • ARCHITECT: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Studio NYL
  • CONTRACTOR: Tooles Contracting Group & Roncelli (partnership)

Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures: Savage and Cooke Distillery – Mare Island Building 45 | Vallejo, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: RIM Architects
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ZFA Structural Engineers
  • CONTRACTOR: Terra Nova Industries

Regional Excellence Winners

Amtrak Cascades Station at Freighthouse Square, Tacoma, Wash., is one of seven Regional Excellence Winners. Architect: VIA Architecture; Structural engineer: WSP; Contractor: Garco Construction. Photo: Chris Eden/Eden Photography

Blue Ridge Orthodontics | Asheville, N.C.

  • ARCHITECT: Clark Nexsen
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Kloesel Engineering
  • CONTRACTOR: Beverly-Grant

The Lark Hotel Addition | Bozeman, Mont.

  • ARCHITECT: THINKTANK Design Group
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Nishkian Monks
  • CONTRACTOR: North Fork Builders

Liberty Fund Corporate Headquarters | Carmel, Ind.

  • ARCHITECT: Rowland Design
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CE Solutions
  • CONTRACTOR: Shiel Sexton

Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons | Santa Rosa, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: WRNS Studio
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Mar Structural Design
  • CONTRACTOR: XL Construction

Amtrak Cascades Station at Freighthouse Square | Tacoma, Wash.

  • ARCHITECT: VIA Architecture
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: WSP
  • CONTRACTOR: Garco Construction

Mo Ostin Basketball Center at UCLA | Los Angeles, Calif.

  • ARCHITECT: Kevin Daly Architects
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Thornton-Tomasetti
  • CONTRACTOR: PCL

Wisner-Pilger Public Schools Addition | Wisner, Neb.

  • ARCHITECT: BVH Architecture
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: R.O. Youker Structural Engineering
  • CONTRACTOR: Cheever Construction

Photos and descriptions of the winning projects are available in the WoodWorks project gallery at http://www.woodworks.org/project-gallery.

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