Published on February 2nd, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers
Wood Design Awards Are Worth Watching
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, has announced winners of the 2016 Wood Design Awards, celebrating excellence in non-residential and multi-family wood design.
“WoodWorks Wood Design Awards celebrate projects and design teams that showcase the innovative use of wood as both a structural and finish material,” said Jennifer Cover, executive director of WoodWorks/Wood Products Council.
Cover stated this awards showcase ranges from mass timber to traditional wood-frame. “This year’s winning projects exemplify wood’s many attributes, from structural performance and design versatility, to sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.”
Intended to promote the benefits of building from timber, this year’s 16 winners comprise a varied assortment, including a fire station, museum, library, and pavilion. National awards are being presented in nine categories including:
- Multi-Story Wood Design
- Commercial Wood Design
- Wood in Government Buildings
- Institutional Wood Design
- Wood in Educational Buildings
- Beauty of Wood – Innovation
- Beauty of Wood – Craft
- Green Building by Nature
- Green Building by Design
Regional Excellence Awards will be presented at regional Wood Solutions Fairs beginning with the North Central Wood Solutions Fair in Minneapolis on March 23.
To see more in the WoodWorks gallery, visit this designer’s scrapbook.