WoodWorks recognizes schools, offices, and community spaces in its 2024 Wood Design Awards

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WoodWorks recognizes schools, offices, and community spaces in its 2024 Wood Design Awards

Google Borregas by MGA | Michael Green Architecture and SERA Architects is one of the winning projects in WoodWorks’s 2024 Wood Design Awards (Ema Peter)

Snøhetta’s Norwegian-inspired, multiuse Vesterheim Commons, a mass timber building at Bowdoin College, and a new Google office complete with a four-story atrium are among the winners of the annual 2024 Wood in Architecture Awards selected by WoodWorks. 

As part of the annual 2024 Wood in Architecture Awards, WoodWorks selected seven winning projects. WoodWorks honors design teams using wood—specifically mass timber, light-frame wood, and hybrid building design—in “innovative ways that positively impact the environment, occupants, and communities throughout the U.S.”

“In schools, offices, and community gathering spaces, this year’s winning projects exemplify wood’s undeniably positive influence in modern design,” president and CEO of WoodWorks Jennifer Cover said in a statement. 

The independent jury of design and building professionals used four criteria to select the winning projects: design excellence, innovative use of wood, sustainability and resilience, and market impact. This year’s jury included Mike Duffy of RSP Architects, Jennifer Hardy of Goody Clancy, KT Lamb of Anecdote Architectural Experiences, and Anne Monnier of KPFF Engineers.

The full list of winning projects is reproduced below.

2024 Winning Projects

11 E Lenox | Boston

11 E Lenox is a multifamily residential building. (Jane Messinger)

Architect: Monte French Design Studio
Structural Engineer: H+O Structural Engineering
General Contractor: Haycon
Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative

Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies | Brunswick, Maine

Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies are located at Bowdoin College. (Michael Moran)

Architect: HGA
Structural Engineer: HGA
General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co.
Owner: Bowdoin College

Founders Hall | Seattle 

Founders Hall is the new facility at University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. (Tim Griffith)

Architect: LMN Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Carla Keel Group, Autoscan
General Contractor:
Hoffman Construction Company
Owner: Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Google Borregas | Sunnyvale, California

Google Borregas, a new office space, is Google’s first ground-up mass timber development. (Ema Peter)

Architect: MGA | Michael Green Architecture (Project Designer), SERA Architects (Architect of Record)
Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting
General Contractor: XL Construction
Owner: Google

Lakeridge Middle School | Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lakeridge Middle School is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (Arthur Ross, AR Creative,and Josh Partee)

Architect: Mahlum Architects
Structural Engineer: KPFF
General Contractor: Skanska
Owner: Lake Oswego School District

Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak | Washington, D.C.

Retail Village at Sycamore Oak is a multiuse space which includes local businesses, eateries, a gym, and more. (Dror Baldinger, FAIA)

Architect: Adjaye Associates (Design Architect), Winstanley Architects & Planners (Architect of Record)
Structural Engineer: StructureCraft
General Contractor: Banneker Ventures
Owner: STE15, a joint venture of the Emerson Collective and Redbrick LMD

Vesterheim Commons | Decorah, Iowa

Vesterheim Commons houses the largest collection of Norwegian-American cultural artifacts in the world. (Michael Grimm)

Architect: Snøhetta (Design Architect); BNIM (Architect of Record)
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp; MBJ Engineers
General Contractor: McGough Construction
Owner: Vesterheim