U.S. Wood Design Award Winners 

March 23, 2022

By: The Working Forest Staff


Jury’s Choice: Adidas North American Headquarters / Portland, OR / LEVER Architecture / photo Jeremy Bittermann


We are excited to announce the 2022 U.S. Wood Design Award winners, celebrating excellence in wood building design and the teams behind them.


From a public library in DC to the first mass timber hotel in Texas to a ferry terminal in Washington, this year’s winning projects showcase wood’s flexibility on scales small and large. Beyond the technical innovations achieved in these buildings, they are simply beautiful to look at. They inspire tenants, passersby, and the industry at large – while demonstrating how the design and construction community is responding to the need for more sustainable construction.




Jennifer Cover

WoodWorks President and CEO






Institutional Wood Design Winner: Southwest Library / Washington, DC Perkins&Will / ©2021 James Steinkamp Photography
2022 Wood Design Awards Gallery


See all 18 national and regional winning projects across the U.S.


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Nominations from across the country were evaluated by an independent jury that included:  

  • Jordan Komp, VP & Office Director, Thornton Tomasetti, Milwaukee, WI
  • Steve Durham, Executive VP & Director of Collegiate, Kirksey Architects, Houston, TX
  • Thang Do, CEO/Principal, Aedis Architects, San Jose, CA


National Category Winners




Multi-Family Wood Design: Granville1500 | Los Angeles, CA
Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Structural Engineer: Labib Funk + Associates
Owner / Developer: CIM Group
Contractor: Suffolk Construction 

Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise: 1 De Haro | San Francisco, CA
Architect: Perkins&Will
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers
Owner / Developer: SKS Partners
Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction


Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise: Girl Scouts Camp Lakota | Frazier Park, CA 
Architect: Perkins&Will
Structural Engineer: Risha Engineering
Owner / Developer: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Contractor: Illig Construction Company


Wood in Schools: MSU STEM Teaching and Learning Facility | East Lansing, MI 
Architect: Integrated Design Solutions (AOR & power plant), Ellenzweig (STEM addition)
Structural Engineer: SDI Structures
Owner / Developer: Michigan State University
Contractor: Granger Construction


Wood in Government BuildingsMukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal | Mukilteo, WA
Architect: LMN Architects
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner / Developer: Washington State
Contractor: IMCO Construction


Institutional Wood Design: Southwest Library | Washington, DC 
Architect: Perkins&Will
Structural Engineer: StructureCraft
Owner / Developer: DC Public Library
Contractor: Turner Construction


Sustainable Wood Design: Hotel Magdalena | Austin, TX
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
Structural Engineer: StructureCraft (wood), Architectural Engineers Collaborative (steel, concrete)
Contractor: MYCON General Contractors


Beauty of Wood: The Lighthouse | South San Fransisco, CA
Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Arup
Owner / Developer: Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Contractor: XL Construction


Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures: Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater | Brooklyn, NY
Architect: CO Adaptive Architecture
Structural Engineer: A Degree of Freedom
Owner / Developer: The Mercury Store
Contractor: Yorke Construction


Jury’s Choice: Adidas North American Headquarters | Portland, OR
Architect: LEVER Architecture
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner / Developer: Adidas
Contractor: Turner Construction


Regional Excellence Winners




G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center | Greenville, NC
Architect: Jacobs
Structural Engineer: Jacobs
Owner / Developer: City of GreenvilleContractor: Thomas Construction Company Enterprises


Hidden Creek Community Center | Hillsboro, OR
Architect: Opsis Architecture
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner / Developer: City of Hillsboro
Contractor: Swinerton


Moxy Oakland Downtown | Oakland, CA
Architect: Lowney Architecture
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers
Owner / Developer: Tidewater Captial & Graves Hospitality
Contractor: Suffolk Construction


Mystic Creek Clubhouse | El Dorado, AR 
Architect: DLR Group
Structural Engineer: DLR Group
Owner / Developer: Murphy USA
Contractor: Clark Construction
Norwell Public Library | Norwell, MA 
Architect: Oudens Ello Architecture
Structural Engineer: LeMessurier
Owner / Developer: Town of Norwell
Contractor: M. O’Connor Contracting
Poplar Hall | Appleton, WI 
Architect: Engberg Anderson Architects
Structural Engineer: CORE 4 Engineering
Owner / Developer: Tanesay Development
Contractor: C.D. Smith Construction
The Soto | San Antonio, TX 
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects, BOKA Powell (AOR) 
Structural Engineer: StructureCraft, Danysh & Associates
Owner / Developer: Hixon Properties
Contractor: Byrne Construction


University of Denver Burwell Center for Career Achievement | Denver, CO
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects, Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects
Structural Engineer: KL&A Engineers and Builders
Owner / Developer: University of Denver
Contractor: PCL Construction



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