WoodWorks Announces 2024 Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / June 6, 2024 / 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.

Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington / LMN Architects / Magnusson Klemencic Associates / Photo Tim Griffith

“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 [email protected]. Contact: [email protected]


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