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Seattle’s Bullitt Center Catches FSC Design & Build Award for 2012

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 01, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Nov 29, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  On Our Radar The Forest Stewardship Council honors four stunning projects at Greenbuild for their use of sustainable timber. This rendering shows the Bullitt Center as envisioned. Photo Credit: Miller Hull Partnership We’ve been hearing more and more lately about wood framing for midsize (and even some high-rise) commercial buildings, and this year the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has given Design & Build awards to two pretty large examples of timber construction. A vernacular West Indian cottage also took home the residential award, and there was a surprise “Judges’ Choice” award that I’ll explain below. The projects are chosen each year based on use of FSC wood, market impact, broader contributions to sustainability, and aesthetics. I had the privilege to serve on the jury for these awards, which was a lot of fun—but we also had to make some pretty tough choices.  read more






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