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2015 Wood Design Awards winners announced

Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category of the 2015 Wood Design Awards (Photo: Al Karevy)
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category of the 2015 Wood Design Awards (Photo: Al Karevy)
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Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
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Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
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Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
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Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
Mojave Rivers Ranger Station, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, won the Wood In Government Buildings category(Photo: Linden Photography)
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Mojave Rivers Ranger Station, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, won the Wood In Government Buildings category(Photo: Linden Photography)
Mojave Rivers Ranger Station, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, won the Wood In Government Buildings category(Photo: Linden Photography)
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Mojave Rivers Ranger Station, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, won the Wood In Government Buildings category(Photo: Linden Photography)
Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
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Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
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Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
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Live Oak Bank Headquarters, by LS3P Associates Ltd, won the Jury's Choice category (Photo: Mark Herboth Photography)
Project:ARCHITECTURE, by Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Nicholas Steffens)
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Project:ARCHITECTURE, by Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Nicholas Steffens)
Project:ARCHITECTURE, by Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Nicholas Steffens)
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Project:ARCHITECTURE, by Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Nicholas Steffens)
N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
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N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
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N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
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N-Habit Belltown, by Bushnaq Studio, LLC, won the Multi-Story Wood Design category (Photo: Lifestring Photography)
Reveley Classroom Building, by Patano Studio Architecture LLC, won the Green Building with Wood category (Photo: Sozinho Imagery)
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Reveley Classroom Building, by Patano Studio Architecture LLC, won the Green Building with Wood category (Photo: Sozinho Imagery)
Reveley Classroom Building, by Patano Studio Architecture LLC, won the Green Building with Wood category (Photo: Sozinho Imagery)
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Reveley Classroom Building, by Patano Studio Architecture LLC, won the Green Building with Wood category (Photo: Sozinho Imagery)
SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters, by Leo A Daly, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Brad Anderson)
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SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters, by Leo A Daly, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Brad Anderson)
SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters, by Leo A Daly, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Brad Anderson)
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SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters, by Leo A Daly, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Brad Anderson)
St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
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St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
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St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
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St. Edward Catholic Church, by Di Loreto Architecture, LLC, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: George King)
Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
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Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
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Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
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Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
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Sauter Timber Production Facility, by Sauter Timber, won the Commercial Wood Design – Industrial category (Photo: Andreas Sauter; Tim Clay Photography)
Stapleton Library, by Andrew Berman Architect, won the Beauty of Wood category (Photo: Naho Kubota)
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Stapleton Library, by Andrew Berman Architect, won the Beauty of Wood category (Photo: Naho Kubota)
Stapleton Library, by Andrew Berman Architect, won the Beauty of Wood category (Photo: Naho Kubota)
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Stapleton Library, by Andrew Berman Architect, won the Beauty of Wood category (Photo: Naho Kubota)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation, by Gantt Huberman Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Tripp Bulla)
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation, by Gantt Huberman Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Tripp Bulla)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation, by Gantt Huberman Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Tripp Bulla)
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation, by Gantt Huberman Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Tripp Bulla)
Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
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Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
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Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
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Venture Capital Office Headquarters, by Paul Murdoch Architects, won the Commercial Wood Design – Office category (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier Photography)
Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
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Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
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Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
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Angeles National Forest Supervisors Office Building, by HMC Architects, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Ricardo Lopez)
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Al Karevy)
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Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Al Karevy)
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category of the 2015 Wood Design Awards (Photo: Al Karevy)
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Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category of the 2015 Wood Design Awards (Photo: Al Karevy)
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Al Karevy)
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Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus, by Bensonwood, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Al Karevy)
The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
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The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
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The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
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The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center, by Dynerman Architects pc, won the Regional Excellence category (Photo: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photography)
Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)
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Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)
Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)
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Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)
Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)
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Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center, by Flansburgh Architects, won the Wood in Educational Buildings category (Photo: Robert Benson Photography)

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council – a body that strives to promote the benefits of building with wood – recently announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards. The event offers an opportunity to judge the current state of new and recently-built wooden buildings in the United States.

The winners are split over nine categories on the regional and national level. More important than any one project is that taken as a whole, they demonstrate the versatility of building with wood, and its suitability for even large-scale projects.

The winner of the Institutional Wood Design category, Jackson Hole Airport, in Jackson, Wyoming, stands out from the crowd both for its extensive use of exposed timber, and its sustainability, as evidenced by its LEED Silver certification. Designed by Californian architecture firm Gensler, the first phase of the 10,730 sq m (115,500 sq ft) project was completed in 2010, and the second stage is still in progress.

Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)
Jackson Hole Airport, by architecture firm Gensler, won the Institutional Wood Design category (Photo: Matthew Millman Photography)

The airport features low-flow plumbing fixtures, the use of recycled materials, and Forest Stewardship Council-certified timber. The extensive use of heavy timber met the required fire performance (for further reading on this, check out our article on wooden skyscrapers), and the airport primarily features solid Douglas fir columns and glued laminated timber beams, which are joined together with steel fittings.

Other notable winners include the Beauty Of Wood category winner, Stapleton Library. Based in Staten Island, NY, the 696 sq m (7,500 sq ft) project featured the building of an all-new section for an existing library which is constructed of glue-laminated Douglas fir posts, beams and joists, with a Douglas fir roof deck. Viewed from street-level, the library doesn't look remarkably attractive but the interior is indeed stunning.

You can check out each of the winners in the photo gallery.

Source: WoodWorks

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