WoodWorks Announces 2019 Wood Design Award Winners

Celebrating innovation and excellence in wood building design

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WoodWorks – Wood Products Council has 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 8-story apartment building, which exemplifies the interest we’re seeing in taller wood structures; at the other, an adaptive re-use 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, Alabama on Feb. 28. Seven projects will also receive Regional Excellence Awards.

National Winners

Multi-Family Wood Design:  Carbon12 | Portland, OR

ARCHITECT:  Path Architecture

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Munzing Structural Engineering

CONTRACTOR: Kaiser Group

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

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, CT

ARCHITECT: Centerbrook Architects and Planners

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: DeStefano & Chamberlain

CONTRACTOR: A/Z Corporation

Wood in Government Buildings:  Del Mar Civic Center | Del Mar, CA

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, AR

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, OR

ARCHITECT: Hacker

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: KPFF Consulting Engineers

CONTRACTOR: Andersen Construction

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

ARCHITECT: Perkins+Will, in collaboration with Genentech

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Rutherford + Chekene

CONTRACTOR: Rudolph and Sletten

Beauty of WoodLumen at Beacon Park | Detroit, MI

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, CA

ARCHITECT: RIM Architects

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ZFA Structural Engineers

CONTRACTOR: Terra Nova Industries

Regional Excellence Winners

Blue Ridge Orthodontics | Asheville, North Carolina

ARCHITECT: Clark Nexsen

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Kloesel Engineering

CONTRACTOR: Beverly-Grant

The Lark Hotel Addition | Bozeman, Montana

ARCHITECT: THINKTANK Design Group

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Nishkian Monks

CONTRACTOR: North Fork Builders

Liberty Fund Corporate Headquarters | Carmel, Indiana

ARCHITECT: Rowland Design

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CE Solutions

CONTRACTOR: Shiel Sexton

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

ARCHITECT: WRNS Studio

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Mar Structural Design

CONTRACTOR: XL Construction

Amtrak Cascades Station at Freighthouse Square | Tacoma, WA

ARCHITECT:  VIA Architecture

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: WSP

CONTRACTOR: Garco Construction

Mo Ostin Basketball Center at UCLA | Los Angeles, CA

ARCHITECT: Kevin Daly Architects

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Thornton-Tomasetti

CONTRACTOR: PCL

Wisner-Pilger Public Schools Addition | Wisner, NE

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 (Select 2019 in the "Award Year" drop-down menu). High-resolution images are available on request.

For more information contact media@woodworks.org.

About WoodWorks

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council provides free technical support as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design of commercial and multi-family wood buildings. A nonprofit organization staffed with architects, structural engineers and construction experts, WoodWorks has the expertise to assist with all aspects of wood building design, including (but not limited to): allowable heights and areas/construction types, structural detailing of wood and hybrid systems, fire resistance and acoustical-rated assemblies, efficient and code-compliant lateral system design, alternate means of code compliance, and energy-efficient detailing. For assistance with a project, visit www.woodworks.org/project-assistance or email help@woodworks.org.

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