WoodWorks Announces 2017 Wood Design Award Winners


Celebrating excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design

WASHINGTON (International News Desk) –WoodWorks – Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Chosen by an independent jury in nine national categories, the winning projects exemplify attributes of wood such as beauty, strength, versatility and sustainability.

“This year’s winning projects are interesting in part for what they say about the state of wood building design,” said WoodWorks Executive Director, Jennifer Cover. “The design community is clearly embracing innovative new materials, systems and techniques, contributing to a modern wood aesthetic that’s still linked to traditional wood construction and beauty. The concept of what a wood building can or should be is expanding, and that’s exciting. It’s an honor for us to share these projects with a wider audience.”

National award categories include:

  • Wood School Design
  • Multi-Family Wood Design
  • Commercial Wood Design – Multi-Story
  • Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Beauty of Wood
  • Green Building with Wood
  • Special Achievement

Seven Regional Excellence Awards will be presented at regional Wood Solutions Fairs beginning with the Texas Wood Solutions Fair in Dallas on March 22.

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