WoodWorks! Design Awards

August 5, 2021

By: The Working Forest Staff

We want to celebrate your wood buildings!

WoodWorks is now accepting nominations for the 15th annual Wood Design Awards, which will recognize excellence and innovation in mass timber, heavy timber, traditional wood-frame and hybrid buildings.

CAPTION: 2021 Wood Design Award Winner, Oregon State University Forest Science Complex, MGA | Michael Green Architecture; photo: Josh Partee


As an extension of our mission to help project teams design, engineer, and construct successful wood buildings, the Wood Design Award program seeks to recognize developers and design teams whose creativity and emphasis on quality continue to expand the possibilities for wood buildings.

Nominating a Project

Please read the Submission Requirements, Instructions, and Nomination Form Preview before submitting a project for a Wood Design Award. This document contains eligibility requirements, category descriptions, instructions for uploading photographs, drawings and project team information, and a preview of the nomination form. Please note that the PDF is a preview only. It can be filled out as a working document, but the nomination form must be completed and submitted online. The deadline for submissions is October 8, 2021.

There is no cost to nominate a project and multiple submissions are encouraged. Only one form is required to submit a project in multiple categories, but each project requires its own form. 

Categories include:

  • Multi-Family Wood Design
  • Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise
  • Commercial Wood Design – Mid-Rise
  • Wood in Schools
  • Institutional Wood Design
  • Sustainable Wood Design
  • Beauty of Wood
  • Wood in Government Buildings
  • Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures

Nominations will be judged by an independent jury of design and building professionals, who will also select up to 10 projects to receive regional excellence awards.  Criteria for each category can be found in the Submission Requirements, Instructions and Nomination Form Preview.

Winning projects will be included in the hardcover North American Wood Design Award book, an award video available on the WoodWorks website and shown at education events throughout the year, and our online gallery. They’ll also be promoted via press releases, eblasts, and social media.

For questions, please email Jaime Krohn at [email protected].


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