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Last week during the run of the 2024 AIA Conference on Architecture & Design, Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit WoodWorks – Wood Products Council revealed the winners of its 2024 Wood in Architecture Awards, which honor excellence and innovation in American building projects that utilize mass timber, heavy timber, light-frame, and hybrid building design.

Previously known as the Wood in Design Awards, the program is slimmed down compared to years’ past, when national honorees were broken down into multiple categories and regional excellence winners were recognized as well. For 2024, a total of seven projects—they include a museum, a middle school, multifamily housing, and more—have been selected by the competition jury, all of them showcasing “innovative design from coast to coast—and point to wood as a fixture in sustainable and flexible design.”

“In schools, offices, and community gathering spaces, this year’s winning projects exemplify wood’s undeniably positive influence in modern design,” said WoodWorks president and CEO Jennifer Cover in a statement. “To the designers whose ingenuity and dedication make innovative wood projects happen—thank you for inspiring others to consider wood solutions, across building types and at any scale.”

This year’s four-person jury included Mike Duffy, associate principal at RSP Architects; Jennifer Hardy, principal at Goody Clancy; KT Lamb, associate at Anecdote Architectural Experiences; and Anne Monnier, principal at KPFF. The jurors reviewed and selected winning projects based on four core criteria: design excellence, innovative use of wood, sustainability and resilience, and market impact.

The wining 2024 Wood in Architecture Award recipients are listed below, while more information on each project can be found here.

11 E Lenox | Boston

  • Architect: Monte French Design Studio 
  • Structural Engineer: H+O Structural Engineering 
  • General Contractor: Haycon, Inc. 
  • Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative, LLC
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11 E Lenox by Monte French Design Studio / H+O Structural Engineering. Photo © Jane Messinger

Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies, Bowdoin College | Brunswick, Maine

  • Architect: HGA 
  • Structural Engineer: HGA 
  • General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc. 
  • Owner: Bowdoin College 
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Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies, Bowdoin College by HGA. Photo © Michael Moran

Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington | Seattle 

  • Architect: LMN Architects 
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Carla Keel Group PLLC; Autoscan General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company 
  • Owner: Foster School of Business, University of Washington 
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Founders Hall, Foster School of Business, University of Washington by LMN Architects / Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Photo © Tim Griffith

Google Borregas | Sunnyvale, California

  • Architect: MGA | Michael Green Architecture (Project Designer); SERA Architects (Architect of Record)  Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting  
  • General Contractor: XL Construction  
  • Owner: Google 
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Google Borregas by MGA | Michael Green Architecture, SERA Architects / Equilibrium Consulting. Photo © Ema Peters

Lakeridge Middle School | Lake Oswego, Oregon

  • Architect: Mahlum Architects 
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF 
  • General Contractor: Skanska 
  • Owner: Lake Oswego School District 
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Lakeridge Middle School by Mahlum Architects / KPFF. Photo © Arthur Ross

Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak | Washington, D.C. 

  • Architect: Adjaye Associates (Design Architect); Winstanley Architects & Planners (Architect of Record) Structural Engineer: StructureCraft  
  • General Contractor: Banneker Ventures 
  • Owner: STE15 LLC, a joint venture of the Emerson Collective and Redbrick LMD 
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Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak by Adjaye Associates, Winstanley Architects & Planners / StructureCraft. Photo © Dror Baldinger

Vesterheim Commons | Decorah, Iowa

  • Architect: Snøhetta (Design Architect); BNIM (Architect of Record) 
  • Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp; MBJ Engineers 
  • General Contractor: McGough Construction 
  • Owner: Vesterheim 
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Vesterheim Commons by Snøhetta, BNIM / Fast + Epp, MBJ Engineers. Photo © Michael Grimm