Nominations now accepted for WoodWorks’ U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is accepting nominations for its 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation across eight categories. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2013.

Projects may be submitted in the following categories:

Woodworks logo· Institutional Wood Design

· Wood School Design

· Commercial Wood Design

· Multi-Story Wood Design

· Beauty of Wood

· Green Building with Wood

· Traditional Use of Wood

· Innovative Wood Engineering

Projects from across categories will be also selected to receive regional excellence awards. For details and nomination forms please visit

 “Wood Design Awards highlight outstanding projects that bring to life wood’s natural beauty and versatility in building design,” said Scott Locklear, PE, National Director of WoodWorks’ Design & Construction Services division. “We’re looking for projects that inspire others with their ingenuity from a design or engineering perspective, while demonstrating attributes of wood 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.

Deadline and Eligibility
Award submissions must be received by midnight on September 30, 2013. There are no project nomination fees, and multiple submissions are encouraged. To be eligible, projects or their design/construction firms must be located in the U.S. or its territories and projects must be fully constructed by September 30, 2013. Complete details and nomination materials are available at

Past winning projects can be viewed at

 About WoodWorks
An initiative of the Wood Products Council, WoodWorks ( is a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, research organizations, government agencies and other funding partners. It provides one-stop access to the widest possible range of information on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family structures. 

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