Centerbrook, CT – The Centerbrook Architects & Planners-designed Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum has been recognized with a national award by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council.
The Thompson Exhibition Building was recognized in the “Commercial Wood Design – Low-Rise” category — one of nine national awards bestowed by WoodWorks.
This is the fourth recognition for the Thompson Exhibition Building since it opened to the public in the fall of 2016. The design previously garnered the Honor Award-With Distinction by the AIA QUAD Awards, and was named by the CT CREW Blue Ribbon Awards as the Best Specialty Project.
In 2018, ArchDaily — the world’s most-visited architecture website — named the Thompson Exhibition Building one of the 100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the U.S.
The Centerbrook design team, led by Principal Chad Floyd, FAIA and Senior Director Charles Mueller, AIA, chose wood as the predominant building material for its form, function, and aesthetic capabilities.
The Thompson Building’s more prominent wood features include Douglas fir glulam beams spanning the entire width that give the building its unique curvilinear shape, and arresting western red cedar exterior cladding.
With its 5,000sf exhibition gallery, the Thompson Building is the centerpiece of Mystic Seaport Museum’s reimagined mission that brings a new focus to exhibitions.