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100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US

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

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© Christian Phillips

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Indianapolis Zoo Bicentennial Pavilion and Promenade / RATIO Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 81 of 106
© Susan Fleck

West Campus Union / Grimshaw

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 28 of 106
© James Ewing

T3 / Michael Green Architecture +DLR Group

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 6 of 106
© Ema Peter

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Camp Baird / Malcolm Davis Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 24 of 106
© Joe Fletcher

Denver Pallet House / Meridian 105 Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 38 of 106
© Astula INC

Thompson Exhibition Building / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 30 of 106
© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

Armstrong Avenue Residence / The LADG

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 21 of 106
© Nathaniel Riley

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 87 of 106
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Five Fields Play Structure / Matter Design + FR|SCH

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 5 of 106
Courtesy of Matter Design

Hood Canal Boat House / Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 54 of 106
© Alex Hayden

Framework / Works Partnership Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 7 of 106
© Joshua Jay Elliot

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Atalaya Shelter / Jaime Inostroza

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 102 of 106
© Andrew Pielage

Indiana Hardwood CLT / IKD

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 20 of 106
Courtesy of IKD Indiana Hardwood

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 16 of 106
© Andrew Pogue

Cedar Hall / DesignbuildBLUFF

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 45 of 106
© Baylee Lambourne

Grace Farms / SANAA

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 83 of 106
© Iwan Baan

Manzeum / Modus Studio

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 48 of 106
© Timothy Hursley

1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 60 of 106
© Whit Preston

Michigan Lake House / Desai Chia Architecture + Environment Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 82 of 106
© Paul Warchol

Half-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 53 of 106
© Noah Kalina

Trout Lake House / Olson Kundig

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 105 of 106
© Jeremy Bitterman

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 88 of 106
© JS Photo

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 32 of 106
© Mike Lundgren

The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 35 of 106
© Audrey Hall

Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 23 of 106
© Simon Upton

Sparrow House / Samantha Mink

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 13 of 106
© Samantha Mink

L’Angolo Estate / LEVER Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 80 of 106
© Jeremy Bitterman

One North / Holst Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 56 of 106
© Andrew Pogue

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Echoing Green / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 55 of 106
Courtesy of Studio Dubuisson

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center / Trivers Associates

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 44 of 106
© Sam Fentress

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 34 of 106
© Tucker English

Installation Two: Volume and Void / Jordana Maisie

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 98 of 106
© Nicholas Calcott

Amagansett Dunes / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 9 of 106
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES

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© Paul Hester

Courtyard House on a River / Robert Hutchison Architect

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 17 of 106
© Mark Woods

Watermill House / Desai Chia Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 22 of 106
© Paul Warchol

Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 41 of 106
© Mark Herboth

Promised Land / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 47 of 106
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Underhill / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 26 of 106
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Skyview / Murray Legge Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 31 of 106
© Whit Preston

COR Cellars / goCstudio

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 8 of 106
© Kevin Scott

CLTHouse / atelierjones

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 19 of 106
© Lara Swimmer

Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 62 of 106
© Anthony Vizzari

Lightbox / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 52 of 106
© Nic Lehoux

Joseph Phelps Vineyards / BCV Architects

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© Bruce Damonte

Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 43 of 106
© Bruce Damonte

Rangeland Laboratory Facility / BVH Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 74 of 106
© Paul Crosby

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 39 of 106
© Shinkenchiku-sha

Far Pond / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 77 of 106
Courtesy of Bates Masi

SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 50 of 106
© Austin Mergold

Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 100 of 106
© Iwan Baan

Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 90 of 106
Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center / Lake|Flato Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 86 of 106
© Lara Swimmer

Elizabeth II / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 49 of 106
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 104 of 106
© Benjamin Benschneider

North Pamet Ridge House / Hammer Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 61 of 106
Courtesy of Hammer Architects

Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 59 of 106
Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

Reveley Classroom Building / Patano Studio Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 40 of 106
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 37 of 106
© Casey Dunn

Indian Mountain School Student Center / Flansburgh Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 27 of 106
© Robert Benson

Qui Restaurant / A Parallel Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 42 of 106
© Casey Dunn

Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 76 of 106
© Paul Crosby

Kinfolk / Berg Design Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 69 of 106
© Edward Caruso

Live Oak Bank Headquarters / LS3P Associates

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 94 of 106
© Mark Herboth

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

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 11 of 106
Courtesy of De Leon Primmer Architecture Workshop

Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 29 of 106
© Jeremy Bitterman

The Crow's Nest / BCV Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 97 of 106
© Bruce Damonte

Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 51 of 106
Courtesy of Bates Masi

Parking Garage Project / Studio di Architettura

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 10 of 106
Courtesy of Studio di Architettura

Bushwick Inlet Park / Kiss + Cathcart

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 65 of 106
© Paul Warchol

A-Frame ReThink / Bromley Caldari Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 96 of 106
© Mikko Kikuyama

Cascades Academy of Central Oregon Campus / Hennebery Eddy Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 75 of 106
© Josh Partee

St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 64 of 106
© Eric Taylor

Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 58 of 106
© Alberto Vecerka / ESTO

Newberg Residence / Cutler Anderson Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 4 of 106
© Jeremy Bittermann

HOMB | Taft House / Skylab Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 70 of 106
© skylab

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Team / atelierjones

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 95 of 106
© Lara Swimmer

Güiro Art Bar / Los Carpinteros + Absolut Art Bureau

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 18 of 106
© Roberto Chamorro

Won Dharma / hanrahanMeyers architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 12 of 106
© Michael Moran / OTTO

Tolleson Offices / Huntsman Architectural Group

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 15 of 106
© David Wakelly

Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 85 of 106
© Benjamin Benschneider

Garden Pavilion / Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 79 of 106
© Ken Gutmaker

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 68 of 106
© Naho Kobuta

Yountville Town Center / Siegel + Strain Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 73 of 106
© David Wakely Photography

Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 14 of 106
Courtesy of Sweet Sparkman Architects

Temenos / Roth Sheppard Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 25 of 106
© Frank Ooms

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye / Fennell Purifoy Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 99 of 106
© Ken West

Newton House / NADAAA

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 84 of 106
© Josh Horner

Copperhill Mountain Lodge / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 57 of 106
© Nic Lehoux

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One Main Office Renovation / dECOi Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 66 of 106
© Anton Grassi

Camp Twin Lakes treehouse / Lord, Aeck & Sargent

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 101 of 106
© Jonathan Hillyer Photography

Mason Lane Farm / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 78 of 106
© Roberto de Leon

Thumb House / Lazor / Office

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 71 of 106
© Peter VonDeline

Centrifugal Villa / OBRA Architects

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 36 of 106
Courtesy of OBRA Architects

Franktown Ranch / Sexton Lawton Architecture

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 72 of 106
© Raul J. Garcia

Nature Preserve House / John McLeod Architect

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 92 of 106
© Susan Teare Photography

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 91 of 106
Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Cabin at Longbranch / Olson Kundig

100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US - Image 103 of 106
© Kevin Scott

Thorncrown Chapel / E. Fay Jones

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© Randall Connaughton

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US" 30 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894707/archdailys-favorite-100-wood-projects-in-the-us> ISSN 0719-8884
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