EHDD Architects of San Francisco and Tipping Mar of Berkeley won in the Green Building category for Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, the first net zero-energy classroom building in North America, for the design team’s use of wood to provide a contemporary feel that blends in with the school’s natural surroundings.
David Baker + Partners and Structural Design Engineers of San Francisco won in the Multi-story/Mid-rise category for the Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments in San Francisco for how the use of wood provides benefits as a primary structural material that meets high seismic demands and serves as an aesthetically pleasing element in the building’s design.
In addition, the architecture department and students at California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo won a special award for innovation in wood design award for their “hanging bench”.
Focused on the western U.S., the awards included eight categories and were chosen from a pool of entries from firms across 11 states.
Photos of all of the winning projects are available on the WoodWorks website, along with a wide range of technical and educational resources for design and building professionals.
An initiative of the Wood Products Council, WoodWorks is a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, research organizations and government agencies. It provides one-stop access to the widest possible range of information on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family structures.
WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major wood associations and organizations throughout North America. Awards were presented at the Long Beach Wood Solution Fair on February 29, 2012 and award winners from Oregon and Washington will be recognized at Wood Solution Fairs in Portland and Seattle on March 13 and 15 respectively.