Southeast Wood Design Awards announced at Raleigh Wood Solutions Fair


 WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of the major North American wood associations, announced the winners of its 2011 Southeast Wood Design Awards at this week’s Raleigh Wood Solutions Fair. The awards recognize design and building professionals who display innovative use of wood in their non-residential projects.

“We were thrilled with the quality and variety of the projects entered this year,” said Patrick Schleisman, PE, regional director of WoodWorks in the Southeast. “These buildings highlight the benefits of working with wood and demonstrate a commitment to reducing environmental impact.”

According to Schleisman, the jury’s choice is awarded only if an entry is exceptional. The College of Charleston Admissions Office at Craig Hall submitted by Watson Tate Savory Liollio Architecture of Charleston, SC, was deemed especially compelling.

The engineering wood design award went to Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA of Asheville, NC, for the Myers Memorial United Methodist Church Bell Tower in Gastonia, NC. The commercial wood design award was given to Fentress Architects of Denver, for the renovation and expansion of Terminal C of the Raleigh Durham International Airport.

Perkins + Will of Atlanta took home the institutional wood design award for the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga. Cherry Huffman Architects of Raleigh received the green building award for its work on the White Deer Park Nature Center in Garner, NC.

Hart Howerton of San Francisco earned the top honor in the interior beauty of wood category for the Canoe Club in Palmetto Bluff, SC. Stability Engineering of Decatur, Ga., took home the multi-family wood design award for the Inman Green Condominiums in Atlanta.

The traditional use of wood award recognizes the innovative use of wood in buildings that traditionally feature wood in their design and construction. This honor was awarded to CDH Partners, Inc. for Christ the King Catholic Church of Hamilton, GA.

The wood behind the walls award was presented to DP3 Architects, Ltd. of Greenville, SC., for the Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in Cleveland, SC. This award honors non-residential buildings that are structurally more than 90 percent wood-frame, and demonstrate innovation in terms of architectural design and function.

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