USDA & Softwood Lumber Board Announce the Six Winners of the Mass Timber: Building to Net-Zero Carbon Competition

The United States Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) announced at a press conference that coincided with the 2022 AIA Conference on Architecture being held in Chicago, the six winning proposals, in the $ 2 million Mass Timber: Building to Net-Zero Carbon competition.

Hartshorne Plunkard Architects, ZGF Architects, and Level Architecture, were just a few of the firms that comprised wining project teams. Pacific Northwest based projects dominated the list, but other winning submissions for mass timber construction effort were based in Ohio, New York, and Colorado.

Winning teams will receive up to $ 500,000 in grant funding, enabling them to design and build their respective projects. As noted in the press release, the winners must provide quarterly updates to keep all stakeholders informed on their progress, and payouts of competition funds will correspond to each project’s progress as reported.

The press release further stated that “Lessons learned from the competition projects will be shared with the broader design and construction community to help support future projects, including cost analyses, life cycle assessments, and other research results.

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Six winning projects announced for USDA and Softwood Lumber Board’s net-zero timber design competition