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WoodWorks picks best wood building designs

Works has announced the winners of its 2021 Wood Design Awards, celebrating innovation and trends in wood building designs. The annual contest recognizes 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,” Jennifer Cover, president and CEO of WoodWorks, said in a statement.

“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, Calif., 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.”

WoodWorks is a non-profit organization that provides education and free technical support related to the design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings in the U.S.

For more, visit www.woodworks.org

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, winner of the Green Building with Wood category
Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra 
Co. Structural engineer:  Uzun + Case

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, winner of the Green Building with Wood category Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Co. Structural engineer: Uzun + Case

Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center at Duke University in Durham, N.C., winner of the Beauty of Wood category.
Developer/owner: Duke University
Architect: Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Structural engineer: LHC Structural Engineers
 Contractor: LeChase Construction

Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center at Duke University in Durham, N.C., winner of the Beauty of Wood category. Developer/owner: Duke University Architect: Centerbrook Architects and Planners Structural engineer: LHC Structural Engineers Contractor: LeChase Construction

Oregon State University’s Forest Science Complex in
Corvallis, Ore., winner of the Wood in Schools category.
Developer/owner: Oregon State University
Architect: MGA - Michael Green Architecture
Structural engineer: Equilibrium, a Katerra Co.
Contractor: Andersen Construction. 

Oregon State University’s Forest Science Complex in Corvallis, Ore., winner of the Wood in Schools category. Developer/owner: Oregon State University Architect: MGA - Michael Green Architecture Structural engineer: Equilibrium, a Katerra Co. Contractor: Andersen Construction. 

The Discovery Center of Philadelphia, winner of 
the Institutional Wood Design category.
Developer/owner: East Park Leadership & Conservation Center
Architect: DIGSAU 
Structural engineer: CVM
Contractor: Intech Construction

The Discovery Center of Philadelphia, winner of the Institutional Wood Design category. Developer/owner: East Park Leadership & Conservation Center Architect: DIGSAU Structural engineer: CVM Contractor: Intech Construction

Freedom House Expansion in Green Bay, Wis.,
winner of the Jury’s Choice Award.
Developer/owner: Freedom House Ministries Green Bay
Architect: Berners Schober Structural engineer: raSmith
Contractor: Immel Construction

Freedom House Expansion in Green Bay, Wis., winner of the Jury’s Choice Award. Developer/owner: Freedom House Ministries Green Bay Architect: Berners Schober Structural engineer: raSmith Contractor: Immel Construction

This article was originally published in the July 2021 issue.

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