Wood Awards 2017 call for entries

16 March 2017

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2017 call for entries.

Those involved in a UK-based wood project are invited to enter and have until May 26 to submit their applications.

The Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK.

A shortlist will be announced in July and the winners will be announced at the Wood Awards ceremony on November 21, 2017 at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

Michael Morrison of Purcell and Max Fraser of Spotlight Press return as chairmen of the Buildings and Furniture & Product judging panels. New to the Buildings judging panel is Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects.

“It’s a fascinating and exciting time to be judging these awards,” said Mr Waugh.

“We are seeing the emergence of a new environmentally aware architecture - an architecture that is centred on the beauty of wooden construction - an age of timber architecture.”

The 2017 categories will be confirmed at the shortlisting stage. Building categories are likely to be Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public Sector, Interiors, Private and Small Project.

The Furniture & Product competition will be split into Bespoke, Production Made and Student Designer which is open to anyone currently in education or who has left education in the past 12 months.

Arnold Laver is sponsoring the Gold Award – the winner of winners – while other major sponsors are the American Hardwood Export Council, the Carpenters’ Company and TRADA.

Other sponsors include American Softwoods, Forestry Commission, Timber Trade Federation, Wood for Good and the Furniture Makers’ Company.