WoodWorks unveils 2017 Wood Design Award winners

Albina Yard in Portland, Oregon, bagged an award under the “Commercial Wood Design – Multi-storey” category. Image: LEVER Architecture.

Some of the best examples of commercial, residential and public institutions in wood across the US were honoured at the 2017 Wood Design Awards.

Chosen by an independent jury in nine national categories, 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 honour for us to share these projects with a wider audience.”

The Awards are organised by the Wood Products Council, a non-profit that offers technical assistance and resources for building professionals exploring wood in their projects. Finalists and their projects can be found on the WoodWorks website.