The Wood Design & Building Awards recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who achieve excellence in wood architecture. The winning projects are featured in the Summer Edition of the Wood Design & Building magazine. Award winners are a diverse group of architects, engineers, and creators who embody a range of design ideas. The Wood Design & Building Awards program celebrates design teams that push the limits and inspire the way we think about wood.

Further, winning works are exhibited in the hardcover book, Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture. This book is the perfect addition to any architect or engineer’s collection. It also makes for an excellent gift for friends, family or staff.

Are you involved in a project that embodies the essence of innovative wood design? Stay tuned for when we open our Call for Entries and invite North American and International submissions to the 2023-24 Wood Design and Building Awards program recognizing excellence in wood architecture. 

Entries should showcase the use of wood products in any, or several, of their many forms and applications. Entries should also demonstrate an understanding of the special properties of wood including strength, durability, beauty, and cost-effectiveness.

A jury of prominent architects from Canada and the U.S. reviews the submissions based on various considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials in satisfying clients’ building and site requirements, and innovative design.

Wood Design & Building is an award-winning magazine and the only magazine in the market that is exclusively about wood use in architecture and construction. As a result, it is a valuable resource for architects, engineers and custom builders across the globe. Furthermore, Wood Design & Building shares valuable content on the latest industry updates, technical information, inspiring ideas and review of leading architectural designs and projects.

The 2019-2020 Wood Design Awards Book won the EXCEL Gold award in – General audience book category.

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Check out all the winner videos HERE.


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