The annual Wood Awards have released their shortlist of contestants. This year, the best structures around Britain entered with the hope of being shortlisted and taking the title for the different categories that form the awards ceremony.
This year the judging panel of the Wood Awards will be led by Michael Morrison. Michael is an architect from Purcell and will be visiting all of the shortlisted projects personally in order to make sure that this year’s competition in uniquely rigorous. The shortlist for this years awards event will be showcased as part of the London Design Fair which will take place at the Old Truman Brewery between September the 21st and 24th.
The winners of the awards will be announced as part of the annual Wood Awards ceremony which is to take place at Carpenters Hall two months later on November the 21st. The ceremony will be hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross who is the Founder of Disegno Magazine as well as the Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design and the Victoria and Albert, or V&A Museum which is in London.
The Wood Awards were first started in 1971, beginning as the Carpenter Awards before being renamed the Wood Awards in 2003. This annual event has had a significant impact on the progress that has been made on the architecture and design industry. The judging panel for this accolade is made up of experts form the architecture and design industry.
The Awards take place every year and are entirely dependant on support and sponsorship from the industry. This not for profit competition does however generate a level of media coverage, allowing the shortlisted projects and winners a promotional boost.
Arnold Laver will be sponsoring the Arnold Laver Gold Award, the pinnacle of the awards handed out on the night. This award is thought to celebrate the best of all of the winners in the different categories.