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February 3, 2016

Projects win awards for innovative use of wood

Nine projects won national honors and seven won regional awards in the WoodWorks 2016 Wood Design Awards.

The program honors projects and teams for innovative use of wood as both a structural and finish material. Projects this year ranged from mass timber to traditional wood-frame.

National projects won in nine categories. The regional projects were in seven U.S. regions designated by WoodWorks.

There were over 220 nominations. Volunteer judges were Mark Ernst, partner at Engberg Anderson in Milwaukee; Lawrence Scarpa, principal at Brooks + Scarpa Architects in Los Angeles; and William Bishop, vice president at Akel Logan Shafer in Jacksonville, Florida.

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council. It provides free assistance, education and resources for designing non-residential and multifamily wood buildings.

Here are the national winners and the categories in which they won:

Photo courtesy of Josh Partee Photography [enlarge]

Multi-story wood design

The Radiator in Portland

Architect: PATH Architecture

Structural engineer: Munzing Structural Engineering

General contractor: Kaiser Group

Photo courtesy of Joshua Jay Elliott [enlarge]

Commercial wood design

Framework in Portland

Architect: Works Partnership Architecture

Engineer: TM Rippey Consulting Engineers

General contractor: Yorke & Curtis

Photo courtesy of Josh Partee Photography [enlarge]

Institutional wood design

Fire Station 76 in Gresham, Oregon

Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects

Structural engineer: Nishkian Dean Structural Engineers

General contractor: Bremik Construction

Photo courtesy of Josh Partee Photography [enlarge]

Wood in educational buildings

Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel in Seattle

Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects

Structural engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

General contractor: Sellen Construction

Photo courtesy of Lara Swimmer Photography [enlarge]

Green building by design

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon — New Home in Bend, Oregon

Architect: Hacker

Structural engineer: Walker Structural Engineering

General contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co.

Wood in government buildings

Chicago Horizon in Chicago

Architect: Ultramoderne

Structural engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates

General contractor: FH Paschen

Beauty of wood — innovation

China Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy

Architects: Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University

Structural engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

General contractor: Bodino Engineering

Beauty of wood — craft

Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins in Empire Township, Minnesota

Architect and structural engineer: HGA Architects and Engineers

General contractor: Dakota County School District

Green building by nature

Nest We Grow in Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun, Hokkaido, Japan

Designer: University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Architect of record: Kengo Kuma Architects & Associates

General contractor: Takahashi Construction Co.

Here are the regional winners:

The Brooklyn Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida
Architect: Dwell Design Studio
Structural engineer: M2 Structural Engineering
General contractor: Cambridge Swinerton Builders
Region: Southeast

Cottonwood Valley Charter School E-Pod in Socorro, New Mexico
Architect: Environmental Dynamics
Structural engineer: Walla Engineering
General contractor – Janstar Builders
Region: West Coast South

Olney Branch, Montgomery County Public Libraries in Olney, Maryland
Architect: The Lukmire Partnership
Structural engineer: Columbia Engineering
Region: Mid Atlantic

Office > Entropy in New York, New York
Architect and general contractor: Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
Region: New England

Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Structural engineer: KL&A
General contractor: Turner Construction
Region: West Coast Central

Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas
Architect: Haizlip Studio
Structural engineer: Crafton Tull
General contractor: Nabholz Construction
Region: South Atlantic

Terry Trueblood Boathouse in Iowa City, Iowa
Architect: ASK Studio
Structural engineer: Shuck-Britson Inc.
General contractor: Tricon Construction
Region: North Central

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