Building with certified wood plays a key role in mitigating climate change, improving occupant health and well-being, and bridging the gap between rural and urban economic development. One of the ways we support this is by sponsoring Wood Design & Building Awards.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award to: Robert Libke Public Safety Building

This year, SFI gave the first place award to the Robert Libke Public Safety Building in Oregon City, OR. Home to Oregon City’s Police Department, City Commission Council Chambers, Municipal Court and Courts Administration the building was designed to be both welcoming and secure.

This project won the SFI Award category for its use of SFI certified CLT panels and Glulam beams provided by Structurlam. Visit FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc. for more details.

University of Idaho’s New Arena Features Mass Timber for Innovative, Sustainable Design

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena is scheduled to be completed the fall of 2021 at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 62,000-square-foot arena is being built using mass timber from the university’s own research forest and sustainably managed forests across Idaho and the surrounding region. It will serve as a living laboratory for architects, builders and the general public to learn about the benefits of using sustainably sourced wood fiber in commercial construction.

The SFI Community Grant Program is supporting this project. For more information, click here.

(Photos courtesy of the University of Idaho Photographic Services).

SFI is proud to sponsor the Wood Design & Building Awards, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, with the SFI Sponsorship Award. Learn more about the award here.

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