WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free project assistance and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multifamily wood buildings, is now accepting nominations for its 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in wood design, engineering and construction, as well as innovative buildings that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost effectiveness and sustainability. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30, 2014.
Projects may be submitted in the following eight categories:
· Multi-Story Wood Design
· Wood in Educational Buildings
· Commercial Wood Design
· Institutional Wood Design
· Green Building with Wood
· Beauty of Wood
· Wood in Government Buildings
· Innovative Wood Engineering
Projects across these categories will also be selected to receive regional excellence awards. For category details and nomination forms, please visit WoodWorks online.
“Wood Design Awards provide an opportunity for architects and engineers to showcase cutting edge projects that leverage wood’s beauty and versatility,” said WoodWorks executive director Jennifer Cover, PE. “What sets a project apart is its ability to demonstrate ingenuity and the unique attributes of using wood in design, such as cost savings, sustainability and structural performance.”
Special consideration will be given to recently completed buildings, projects that utilize wood as a structural element, and innovative designs that exemplify new opportunities for wood construction.
Award submissions must be received by midnight on September 30, 2014. There are no nomination fees and multiple submissions are encouraged. To be eligible, projects or the nominated firm must be located in the U.S. and projects must be fully constructed by September 30, 2014. Complete details and nomination materials are available online. Past winning projects can be viewed in the Project Gallery.