Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Chosen by an independent jury in nine national categories, the 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 honor for us to share these projects with a wider audience.”

The award was chosen by an independent jury that included:

Tom S. Chung, AIA LEED BD+C
Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects

Lisa W. Lamkin, AIA Principal
BRW Architects

Gregory R. Kingsley, PhD, PE, Peng
President and CEO, KL&A, Inc., Structural Engineers and Builders

View the winning projects for 2017