Wood in Architecture Awards Celebrate Innovative & Resilient Design

WoodWorks Announces 2024 Winners

Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council has announced its 2024 Wood in Architecture award winners, celebrating excellence and innovation in mass timber, heavy timber, light-frame, and hybrid building design. The annual award program recognizes developers and design teams using wood in innovative ways that positively impact the environment, occupants, and communities throughout the U.S.  

“In schools, offices, and community gathering spaces, this year’s winning projects exemplify wood’s undeniably positive influence in modern design. To the designers whose ingenuity and dedication make innovative wood projects happen—thank you for inspiring others to consider wood solutions, across building types and at any scale,” said WoodWorks President and CEO, Jennifer Cover.  

The winning projects showcase innovative design from coast to coast—and point to wood as a fixture in sustainable and flexible design. Winners include an office building with a nearly all-mass timber frame in a high-seismic area, a temporary outdoor structure that signifies environmental justice, educational and institutional structures, and multi-family housing. An independent jury of design and building professionals reviewed, deliberated, and selected the winning projects based on four criteria: design excellence, innovative use of wood, sustainability and resilience, and market impact.   

2024 Jurors 

Mike Duffy, AIA, NCARB Associate Principal, RSP Architects 

Jennifer Hardy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Principal, Goody Clancy 

KT Lamb Anecdote Architectural Experiences 

Anne Monnier, PE, SE Principal, KPFF 

2024 Winning Projects 

Winning projects can be viewed in an online gallery here. Photography, credits, and write-ups of each project for media use can be viewed and downloaded here. 

11 E Lenox 
Boston, Massachusetts  

Architect: Monte French Design Studio 
Structural Engineer: H+O Structural Engineering 
General Contractor: Haycon, Inc. 
Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative, LLC 

Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies, Bowdoin College 
Brunswick, Maine 

Architect: HGA 
Structural Engineer: HGA 
General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc. 
Owner: Bowdoin College 

Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington 
Seattle, Washington 

Architect: LMN Architects 
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Carla Keel Group PLLC; Autoscan 
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company 
Owner: Foster School of Business, University of Washington 

Google Borregas 
Sunnyvale, California 

Architect: MGA | Michael Green Architecture (Project Designer); SERA Architects (Architect of Record) Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting  
General Contractor: XL Construction  
Owner: Google 

Lakeridge Middle School 
Lake Oswego, Oregon 

Architect: Mahlum Architects 
Structural Engineer: KPFF 
General Contractor: Skanska 
Owner: Lake Oswego School District 

Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak 
Washington, DC 

Architect: Adjaye Associates (Design Architect); Winstanley Architects & Planners (Architect of Record) 
Structural Engineer: StructureCraft  
General Contractor: Banneker Ventures 
Owner: STE15 LLC, a joint venture of the Emerson Collective and Redbrick LMD 

Vesterheim Commons 
Decorah, Iowa 

Architect: Snøhetta (Design Architect); BNIM (Architect of Record) 
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp; MBJ Engineers 
General Contractor: McGough Construction 
Owner: Vesterheim 

The call for nominations for the 2025 Wood in Architecture Awards will open in December of 2024.  

About WoodWorks 

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council is a non-profit organization providing education and free technical support related to the design, engineering, and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings in the U.S. Staffed by engineers, architects, and construction experts, WoodWorks helps project teams identify and successfully realize the most appropriate wood solutions for their projects. Major funding comes from the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), USDA Forest Service, and Forestry Innovation Investment. For assistance with a project, visit www.woodworks.org/project-assistance or email help@woodworks.org.  Contact: media@woodworks.org 


Source: WoodWorks - Wood Products Council