This Week in Wood: 2014 National Wood Award Winners

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Standout wooden buildings from a variety of projects around the world have been announced as the winners of the 2014 National Wood Design Awards. Held each year by WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, the awards honor “outstanding projects that bring to life wood’s natural beauty and versatility in building design.”

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Among the 13 winners were the Federal Center South Building 1202, top, and the Cascades Academy of Central Oregon Campus by Hennebery Eddy Architects. The former, located in Seattle, inserted beautiful timber-clad volumes into a reclaimed warehouse to create high-performance, cost-effective and sustainable workspace environments.

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The Cascades Academy, in Portland, integrates sloping wood-covered surfaces throughout the interior. The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland (above) achieved LEED-platinum status using wood as its primary material. The new performing arts center at Reed College, below, is another top design.

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All of the winning projects “push the envelope in wood design.” Check them out at the WoodWorks website.

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