The Wood Awards was started in 1971 as the Carpenters’ Award and relaunched in 2003 as the Wood Awards.
The Wood Awards is Britain’s premier award for wood in buildings and furniture. The aim of The Wood Awards is to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood, the worlds most naturally sustainable material.
The Wood Awards have made their mark on the architectural and design landscape, becoming a ‘mark of excellence’ in wood, with past Gold Winners including leading names such as Stephen Marshall (for the Rothschild Foundation), Glenn Howells (for the Savill Building) and Simon Conder (for Pinion’s Barn).
Judges comprise high profile architects, engineers, furniture designer / makers, and wood specialist, and new judges join the panel every year.
The Wood Awards sponsors include leading organisations involved in wood marketing and education in the UK including the Carpenters’ Company, Canada Wood, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Wood for Good, TRADA and American Softwoods.
For the architect this is the opportunity to unleash creative potential with this astonishing, capable and most vibrant of constructional materials and to work with those unheralded craftsmen and women out there who, as evidenced by Wood Awards winners and entries from previous years, are astoundingly good at working with it!
For the wood producer and supplier – the Wood Awards is the most glamorous, cost-effective, focused and exciting way of selling wood to a specifier audience – thanks to that unleashed creative potential!
For Canada, as a major global producer of wood and wood products from a vast, diverse and sustainably managed forest resource and with a centuries-old trading relationship with the UK, support of The Wood Awards is simply a natural fit.