Do you have a project worthy of a Wood Design Award? Would you like to see it included in the hardcover Wood Design Award book, our award video (shown at events across the country), and the online project gallery? Nominations are now open—and there’s no cost to submit!
Help us celebrate excellence in wood design, engineering and construction across the U.S. We’re looking for innovative building systems and techniques, as well as projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
Award categories include:
• Multi-Family Wood Design
• Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
• Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
• Wood in Schools
• Institutional Wood Design
• Green Building with Wood
• Beauty of Wood
• Wood in Government Buildings
• Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures
Nominations will be judged by an independent jury of building design professionals, who will also select up to 10 projects to receive regional excellence awards. For program rules, category descriptions, and nomination information, please visit our website.
“Wood buildings have been impressing people for centuries and they keep getting better,” said Jennifer Cover, PE, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “If I had to choose one word to describe the current state of wood building design, it would be ‘innovative.’ Products like cross-laminated timber and nail-laminated timber are expanding the opportunities for wood—and there are a lot of pioneering designers out there leveraging this newfound creative potential. However, there are also a lot of designers using traditional wood products in innovative ways—to create buildings that are extraordinary for their elegance or how they meet specific performance objectives. I can’t wait to see the ways people have expressed wood’s attributes in this year’s nominations.”
Special consideration will be given to recently completed buildings, projects that utilize wood as a dominant structural element, and designs that exemplify new opportunities for wood construction.
Deadline and Eligibility
Award submissions must be received by midnight PT on September 28, 2018. There are no nomination fees and multiple submissions are encouraged. To be eligible, projects and nominated firms must be located in the US and projects must be fully constructed by September 28, 2018. With the exception of the Durability & Adaptability of Wood Structures category, Wood Design Awards apply to new construction only, which includes significant additions. Structures other than buildings are not eligible. Complete details and nomination materials are available here.
Past winning projects can be viewed in the project gallery.
Who We Are
WoodWorks – Wood Products Council provides free project assistance as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks technical experts offer support from design through construction on a wide range of building types, including multi-family/mixed-use, educational, retail, office, public, institutional, and more.