OAKLAND, CA - WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, will announce the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, CA on January 27, 2015.

“The Wood Design Awards are an opportunity to recognize extraordinary buildings that exemplify, not only wood’s beauty, but the versatility and structural performance attributes that make it such an interesting material to architects and engineers ,” said Jennifer Cover, PE , executive director of WoodWorks.

“Collectively, this year’s award winning projects celebrate the kind of innovative thinking that continues to expand the possibilities for wood use — and bring wood’s cost, sustainability and other advantages to a wider range of projects.”

National awards are being presented in nine categories including: • Jury’s Choice • Institutional Wood Design • Wood in Educational Buildings • Beauty of Wood • Multi - Story Wood Design • Wood in Government Buildings • Green Building with Wood • Commercial Wood Design – Industrial • Commercial Wood Design – Office

Seven Regional Excellence Awards will be presented at regional Wood Solutions Fairs beginning with the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland.

National Winners Jury’s Choice: Live Oak Bank Headquarters • Wilmington, NC Architect – LS3P Associates Ltd Structural Engineer – Woods Engineering General Contractor – Clancy & Theys

Construction Institutional Wood Design: Jackson Hole Airport • Jackson, WY Architect – Gensler Engineer – Martin/Martin General Contractor – Wadman Corporation Wood in Educational Buildings : Indian Mountain Student Arts & I nnovation Center • Lakeville, CT Architect – Flansburgh Architects Structural Engineer – Roome & Guarracino General Contractor – United Construction & Engineering Beauty of Wood : Stapleton Library • Staten Island, NY Architect – Andrew Berman Architect Structural Engineer – Gilsanz General Contractor – Plaza Construction Multi - Story Wood Design : N - Habit Belltown • Seattle, WA Architect – Bushnaq Studio Architecture + Design Structural Engineer – DCI Engineers General Contractor – Charter Construction Wood in Government Buildings : Mojave Rivers Ranger Station • Acton, CA Architect – Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects Structural Engineer – Gregory P. Luth & Associates General Contractor – Swinerton Builders Green Building with Wood : Reveley Classroom Building at the University of Idaho • Mo scow, ID Architect – Patano Studio Architecture , LLC Structural Engineer – DCI Engineers General Contractor – Quality Contractors , LLC Commercial Wood Design – Industrial : Sauter Timber Production Facility • Rockwood, TN Architect – Sauter Timber LLC Structural Engineer – Grossman Bau GmbH General Contractor – Botkin Construction Commercial Wood Design – Office : Venture Capital Office Headquarters • Menlo Park, CA Architect – Paul Murdoch Architects Structural Engineer – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger General Contractor – Louis Ptak Construction Regional Excellence Winners Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s Office Building • Arcadia, CA Architect – HMC Architects Structural E ngineer – Thornton Tomasetti General Contractor – PW Construction, Inc. Saint Edward Catholic Church • Keizer, OR Architect – Di Loreto Architecture, LLC Structural E ngineer – WDY, Inc . General Contractor – The Grant Company Project: ARCHITECTURE • Provo Canyon, UT Architect – Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah Structural E ngineer – Acute Engineering Contractor – Euclid Timber Frames SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters • Papillion, NE Architect – LEO A DALY Structural E ngineer – LEO A DALY General Contractor – Meyers Carlisle Leapley Construction Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus • Peru, VT Architect – Bensonwood Structural E ngineer – Annette Dey, PE General Contractor – Bensonwood The Georgetown University Calcagnini Contemplative Center • Bluemont, VA Architect – Dynerman Architects pc Structural E ngineer – McMullan & Associates General Contractor – Howard Shockey & Sons/Walnutdale Building Company University of North Carolina at Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation • Greensboro, NC Architect – Gantt Huberman Architects Structural E ngineer – Bulla Smith Design Engineering General Contractor – Rogers Hardin Davis

Photos of the winning projects are available on the WoodWorks website, http://www.woodworks.org/project -gallery/ , along with a wide range of technical and educational resources for design and building professionals. About WoodWorks WoodWorks – Wood Products Council ( www.woodworks.org ) provides free one - on - one project assistance as well as education and resources related to the code - compliant design of non - residential and multi - family wood buildings. WoodWorks technical experts offer support from design through construction on a wide range of building types, including mid - rise/multi - residential, educational, commercial, corporate, institutional and public.