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Using wood in innovative and beautiful ways to bring new life to the Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch — an iconic Oregon resort community near Sisters, Oregon — has earned Portland-based architects Hacker an award from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The SFI Certified Wood Award is part of the North American Wood Design and Building Awards program. Hacker was presented with the award at the Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards in Vancouver on March 6.
The ranch sits at the gateway to Oregon’s high desert. First planned in the early 1970s, the ranch is a vacation destination for many, and a year-round home for some. The new lakeside complex, complete with Sierra Pacific windows and other wood features certified to the SFI Standard, replaces the well-worn main pool facility and revives the heart of the ranch.
“Sierra Pacific Windows is proud to have played a part in this stunning project. It showcases our wood windows and our architectural wall system, both certified to SFI. Congratulations to the architects at Hacker and Black Butte Ranch for creating this scenic resort, both inside and out,” said Andrea White, Director of Architectural Sales at Sierra Pacific Windows.
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