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Charlotte companies honored for wood design work

The UNC Greensboro dining hall renovation, completed by several Charlotte-based companies, was honored with an excellence in wood design award by the Wood Products Council. Photo courtesy the Wood Products Council.

The UNC Greensboro dining hall renovation, completed by several Charlotte-based companies, was honored with an excellence in wood design award by the Wood Products Council. Photo courtesy the Wood Products Council.

The work of several Charlotte companies was honored with a regional award in wood design for the team’s renovation of the UNC Greensboro dining hall.

The award was announced Tuesday by the Wood Products Council at the 2015 Wood Design Awards in Oakland, Calif.

The firms responsible for the renovation were Gantt Huberman Architects, Bulla Smith Design Engineering, and a general contractor joint venture between Rodgers Builders and Walter B. Davis Co. of Charlotte and Hardin Construction of Atlanta.

The 85,000-square-foot, 1906 building was renovated and expanded to 119,000 square feet and was designed to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, the third highest sustainability designation.

The highest award, the Jury’s Choice, went to the Live Oak Bank Headquarters in Wilmington, with the construction team of architect LS3P Associates Ltd., structural engineer Woods Engineering and general contractor Clancy & Theys Construction.

“The Wood Design Awards are an opportunity to recognize extraordinary buildings that exemplify not only wood’s beauty, but the versatility and structural performance attributes that make it such an interesting material to architects and engineers,” said Jennifer Cover, executive director of WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council that provides project assistance, education and resources for nonresidential construction projects.

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