Awards Showcase Innovation and Trends in Wood Building Design

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2021 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design and spotlight its continued rise in popularity 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.
“This year’s award winners epitomize the innovation, resilience, and flexibility required for projects to flourish in a changing world. We’re excited to see design and development teams approaching projects holistically, with buildings that respond uniquely to their communities. From one of the most environmentally advanced education buildings in the southeast to a historic winery in Napa, CA, wood continues to demonstrate its value as a nimble and modern building material, ushering in new precedents and challenging the public’s perception of its role in the built world,” said WoodWorks President and CEO, Jennifer Cover. “A few of this year’s winning projects were completed in 2020 despite obstacles caused by the global pandemic. Through this lens, we are more inspired than ever by the achievements in wood design—from the quality of building systems to the expressiveness of the structures.”
Nominations from across the country were evaluated by an independent jury that included:  
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
National Winners
Multi-Family Wood Design: Timber Lofts | Milwaukee, WI
ARCHITECT: Engberg Anderson Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Pierce EngineersCONTRACTOR: Catalyst Construction
Wood in Schools: Oregon State University Forest Science Complex | Corvallis, OR
ARCHITECT: MGA | Michael Green Architecture   STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Equilibrium, a Katerra CompanyCONTRACTOR: Andersen Construction
Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise: Cakebread Cellars Expansion | Rutherford, CA
ARCHITECT: BCV Architecture + InteriorsSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Kenneth Campbell, P.E.CONTRACTOR: Wright Contracting
Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise: Outpost | Hood River, OR
ARCHITECT: Skylab ArchitectureSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Valar Consulting EngineeringCONTRACTOR: Key Development
Institutional Wood Design: The Discovery Center | Philadelphia, PA
Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures: Trefethen Historic Winery | Napa, CA
ARCHITECT: Taylor Lombardo Architects with Preservation ArchitectureSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ZFA Structural EngineersCONTRACTOR: Facility Development Company
Green Building with Wood: The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | Atlanta, GA
ARCHITECT: The Miller Hull Partnership, in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra CompanySTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Uzun + CaseCONTRACTOR: Skanska USA
Beauty of Wood: Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center Duke University | Durham, NC
ARCHITECT: Centerbrook Architects and PlannersSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: LHC Structural EngineersCONTRACTOR: LeChase Construction
Wood in Government Buildings: Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center | Wantagh, NY
ARCHITECT: nARCHITECTSSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Silman Structural EngineeringCONTRACTOR: Scalamandre Construction
Jury’s Choice: Freedom House Expansion | Green Bay, WI
ARCHITECT: Berners SchoberSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: raSmithCONTRACTOR: Immel Construction
Regional Excellence Winners
1040 W Fulton | Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT: Hartshorne Plunkhard ArchitectureSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: IMEG CorporationCONTRACTOR: Summit Design + Build
Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center at Clemson University | Seneca, SC
ARCHITECT: Cooper CarrySTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Britt, Peters and Associates Inc.CONTRACTOR: Sherman Construction
Biosmass Boiler Building | Quincy, CA
Cedar Speedster | Seattle, WA
Church of the Incarnation Addition | Dallas, TX
ARCHITECT: HH ArchitectsSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Datum EngineersCONTRACTOR: Lee Lewis Construction
Platte Fifteen | Denver, CO
ARCHITECT: OZ ArchitectureSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: KL&A Engineers & BuildersCONTRACTOR: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Princeton University Laboratory for Embodied Computation | Princeton, NJ
ARCHITECT: The Living (Design Architect), NK Architects (AOR)STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buro HappoldCONTRACTOR: Epic Construction
Tennis Pavilion | Kansas City, MO
ARCHITECT: Generator StudioSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: SMA EngineeringCONTRACTOR: Centric Projects
UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios | Culver City, CA
ARCHITECT: Johnston MarkleeSTRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Simpson Gumpertz & HegerCONTRACTOR: Abbott Construction
Image: The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Photo credit: The Miller Hull Partnership in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company, Uzun + Case, photo Jonathan Hillyer.
Source: WoodWorks – Wood Products Council