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:

Winning the Company Category


The Joinery


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.