Build Local Challenge Winners - Season Two
Each year, the Build Local Alliance (BLA) recognizes and honors individuals, companies,
and organizations committed to advancing the use of locally and responsibly-sourced forest
products in their building projects.
Some of the criteria for the Challenge include:
- Use of local wood and other resources (thriving local forests and economies)
- Use of responsibly-sourced wood (advancing forest stewardship)
- Partnerships along the value chain (adding value throughout the system)
- Creative Expression and Innovation
- Replicability (enabling others to follow your lead)
Winning the Company Category
The Joinery is a Fine Furniture Manufacturer located in Portland. In the last year they have transitioned to LandArk, a locally made non-toxic biodegradable wood finish, as well as adding two new FSC Certified lumber products.
Winning the Large Project Category
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
ZGF's Twelve I West Project, a downtown Portland high rise incorporates an impressive array of local and reclaimed wood products throughout the building. The highlight being wood salvaged from the Sellwood Trolley Barn.
Winning the New Home Category
Bob & Julie Granger
The Granger house is a shining example of both green building practices as well as the use of local and FSC wood products. This LEED Platinum house uses 100% FSC and/or Local/Salvaged wood products.
Winning the Renovation Category
Katherine Deumling & Brian Detman
This Kitchen Remodel is a wonderful collection of local FSC wood products, In addition the cabinets made locally in Portland create an absolutely stunning kitchen.
Winning the Special Projects Category
Full Circle Construction
Full Circle built a shared Chicken Coop between two backyards. Sourcing 100% salvaged and reclaimed materials, this coop is a wonderful example of creative and beautiful craftsmanship.
To improve the vitality of local forests and related human communities by connecting local, responsibly grown and processed wood with local projects.