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100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US
100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US, © Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

Considered one of the noblest building materials - and also a favorite of many global architects - wood delivers aesthetic, structural, and practical value in the most versatile of ways. Through different techniques, such as crafted or prefabricated wood, wooden construction remains relevant not only in the history but also in the forefront of architecture and design (thanks to new technologies that have expanded its possibilities).

From temporary pavilions to single-family homes and multi-story, large-scale institutions, wood has shown its value at the same level as many other structural materials such as steel, brick, or even concrete. This is especially prominent in the United States, where renowned architects are using new techniques to advance the solutions that this material can provide. Also, new regulations are allowing architects to further explore the diversity and possibilities of building with wood.

With the help of ThinkWood, we’ve gathered 100 examples of the best wood structures in the United States.

Olympia Place / Holst Architecture + DiMella Shaffer

© Christian Phillips
© Christian Phillips

Maximizing your next mid-rise project.
Find out how forward-thinking developers are finding new ways to maximize density using wood-frame construction. Link

Indianapolis Zoo Bicentennial Pavilion and Promenade / RATIO Architects

© Susan Fleck
© Susan Fleck

West Campus Union / Grimshaw

© James Ewing
© James Ewing

T3 / Michael Green Architecture +DLR Group

© Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

Looking for inspiration for your next project?
Check out our gallery showcasing innovative uses of wood. Link

Camp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture

© Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

Denver Pallet House / Meridian 105 Architecture

© Astula INC
© Astula INC

Thompson Exhibition Building / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

Armstrong Avenue Residence / The LADG

© Nathaniel  Riley
© Nathaniel Riley

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

© Michael Moran / OTTO
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Five Fields Play Structure / Matter Design + FR|SCH

Courtesy of Matter Design
Courtesy of Matter Design

Hood Canal Boat House / Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

© Alex Hayden
© Alex Hayden

Framework / Works Partnership Architecture

© Joshua Jay Elliot
© Joshua Jay Elliot

Looking up. What’s the Future of Tall Wood Buildings in the United States? Link

Atalaya Shelter / Jaime Inostroza

© Andrew Pielage
© Andrew Pielage

Indiana Hardwood CLT / IKD

Courtesy of IKD Indiana Hardwood
Courtesy of IKD Indiana Hardwood

Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14 / Clickspring Design

© Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

Cedar Hall / DesignbuildBLUFF

© Baylee Lambourne
© Baylee Lambourne

Grace Farms / SANAA

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Manzeum / Modus Studio

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects

© Whit Preston
© Whit Preston

Michigan Lake House / Desai Chia Architecture + Environment Architects

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Half-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture

© Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Trout Lake House / Olson Kundig

© Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

Florence Recreation Pavilion / Morgan Studio Architecture & Interiors + Kuhn Riddle Architects

© JS Photo
© JS Photo

Emerge / Jason Griffiths and College of Architecture - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

© Mike Lundgren
© Mike Lundgren

The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects

© Audrey Hall
© Audrey Hall

Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects

© Simon Upton
© Simon Upton

Sparrow House / Samantha Mink

© Samantha Mink
© Samantha Mink

L’Angolo Estate / LEVER Architecture

© Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

One North / Holst Architecture

© Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

What’s allowed? Learn how to Maximize Building Heights and Floor Sizes in your Next Multi-Story Project. Link

Echoing Green / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

Courtesy of Studio Dubuisson
Courtesy of Studio Dubuisson

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center / Trivers Associates

© Sam Fentress
© Sam Fentress

The Greenest Home on the Block / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development

© Tucker English
© Tucker English

Installation Two: Volume and Void / Jordana Maisie

© Nicholas Calcott
© Nicholas Calcott

Amagansett Dunes / Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES

© Paul Hester
© Paul Hester

Courtyard House on a River / Robert Hutchison Architect

© Mark Woods
© Mark Woods

Watermill House / Desai Chia Architecture

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

Promised Land / Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Underhill / Bates Masi Architects

© Michael Moran / OTTO
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Skyview / Murray Legge Architecture

© Whit Preston
© Whit Preston

COR Cellars / goCstudio

© Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

CLTHouse / atelierjones

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

© Anthony Vizzari
© Anthony Vizzari

Lightbox / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

Joseph Phelps Vineyards / BCV Architects

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Rangeland Laboratory Facility / BVH Architecture

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

Far Pond / Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi
Courtesy of Bates Masi

SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

© Austin Mergold
© Austin Mergold

Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

Courtesy of Johnston Architects
Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center / Lake|Flato Architects

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

Elizabeth II / Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Scavenger Studio / Eerkes Architects + Olson Kundig

© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

North Pamet Ridge House / Hammer Architects

Courtesy of Hammer Architects
Courtesy of Hammer Architects

Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture

Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture
Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

Reveley Classroom Building / Patano Studio Architecture

Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

© Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

Indian Mountain School Student Center / Flansburgh Architects

© Robert Benson
© Robert Benson

Qui Restaurant / A Parallel Architecture

© Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

Kinfolk / Berg Design Architecture

© Edward Caruso
© Edward Caruso

Live Oak Bank Headquarters / LS3P Associates

© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Courtesy of De Leon Primmer Architecture Workshop
Courtesy of De Leon Primmer Architecture Workshop

Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture

© Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

The Crow's Nest / BCV Architects

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Parking Garage Project / Studio di Architettura

Courtesy of Studio di Architettura
Courtesy of Studio di Architettura

Bushwick Inlet Park / Kiss + Cathcart

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

A-Frame ReThink / Bromley Caldari Architects

© Mikko Kikuyama
© Mikko Kikuyama

Cascades Academy of Central Oregon Campus / Hennebery Eddy Architects

© Josh Partee
© Josh Partee

St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond

© Eric Taylor
© Eric Taylor

Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect

© Alberto Vecerka / ESTO
© Alberto Vecerka / ESTO

Newberg Residence / Cutler Anderson Architects

© Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

HOMB | Taft House / Skylab Architecture

© skylab
© skylab

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Team / atelierjones

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

Güiro Art Bar / Los Carpinteros + Absolut Art Bureau

© Roberto Chamorro
© Roberto Chamorro

Won Dharma / hanrahanMeyers architects

© Michael Moran / OTTO
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Tolleson Offices / Huntsman Architectural Group

© David Wakelly
© David Wakelly

Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects

© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

Garden Pavilion / Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design

© Ken Gutmaker
© Ken Gutmaker

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect

© Naho Kobuta
© Naho Kobuta

Yountville Town Center / Siegel + Strain Architects

© David Wakely Photography
© David Wakely Photography

Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects

Courtesy of Sweet Sparkman Architects
Courtesy of Sweet Sparkman Architects

Temenos / Roth Sheppard Architects

© Frank Ooms
© Frank Ooms

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye / Fennell Purifoy Architects

© Ken West
© Ken West

Newton House / NADAAA

© Josh Horner
© Josh Horner

Copperhill Mountain Lodge / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

Looking for a deeper dive into mass timber products?
Explore our CLT Handbook. Link

One Main Office Renovation / dECOi Architects

© Anton Grassi
© Anton Grassi

Camp Twin Lakes treehouse / Lord, Aeck & Sargent

© Jonathan Hillyer Photography
© Jonathan Hillyer Photography

Mason Lane Farm / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

© Roberto de Leon
© Roberto de Leon

Thumb House / Lazor / Office

© Peter VonDeline
© Peter VonDeline

Centrifugal Villa / OBRA Architects

Courtesy of OBRA Architects
Courtesy of OBRA Architects

Franktown Ranch / Sexton Lawton Architecture

© Raul J. Garcia
© Raul J. Garcia

Nature Preserve House / John McLeod Architect

© Susan Teare Photography
© Susan Teare Photography

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Cabin at Longbranch / Olson Kundig

© Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

Thorncrown Chapel / E. Fay Jones

© Randall Connaughton
© Randall Connaughton

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US" 30 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894707/archdailys-favorite-100-wood-projects-in-the-us/> ISSN 0719-8884
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