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Common Ground Wins 2017 Wood Design Award

PROJECT: Common Ground High School LOCATION: New Haven, CT ARCHITECT: Gray Organschi Architecture ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER: Atelier Ten AWARD CATEGORY: Wood School Design PHOTOS: David Sundberg and Gray Organschi Architecture WoodWorks, Wood Products Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Wood [...]

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

2016 Bensonwood Prouty Team! (UPDATE)

Post-2016 Prouty Update! (7/12/16) Despite the dreary weather the 2016 Prouty was a huge success! The Beam Team comprised of 58 members this year, both bikers and walkers. Our photos above and below capture perfectly that, although our skins were damp, our spirits were high! We are proud to announce that the Beam Team [...]

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

In One Era and Out the Other

Timber Frame Builder Brand New after Four Decades By Rick Reynolds It has been said that life begins at 40, and in many ways, Bensonwood, a builder of sustainable houses and public buildings, exemplifies that maxim. In the last quarter of the 20th century, Tedd Benson and his colleagues at Bensonwood were critical leaders in [...]

April 21st, 2016|Comments Off on In One Era and Out the Other

Home Energy: Shall We Get It From Heaven or Hell?

By Rick Reynolds If you agree with the vast majority of scientists who assert that human activity in the form of carbon emissions is the primary culprit causing climate change, then it follows that most of our future energy will need to come from heaven, not hell—this according to green building proponent, Tedd Benson, who spoke [...]

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Home Energy: Shall We Get It From Heaven or Hell?

New Project Profile: A Modern Hamptons Beach House

by Rick Reynolds When Igal Toledano, a professional interior designer, mentioned building a modern coastal home he and his wife planned on retiring to, an associate of his (and past Bensonwood client) recommended he give us a call. Armed with a sketch, Mr. Toledano met with Bensonwood architect, Bill Holtz. Together, they refined the design [...]

February 11th, 2015|Comments Off on New Project Profile: A Modern Hamptons Beach House

Texas Prefab Lake House

by Rick Reynolds An admitted This Old House fanatic, Matt Risinger had grown up watching the PBS television series when, in 1989, a program aired that would change his life. The Wickwire Barn Series—the second time Bensonwood had appeared on the long running home improvement program— featured Tedd Benson and an old barn being converted [...]

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Project Update: Sustainable Family Lake House

by Rick Reynolds This energy-efficient lakeside home is designed for an extended family which has been vacationing in New England for generations. The home combines the rustic charm of a New Hampshire cottage with cutting-edge building technology and sustainability. At around 3100 sf, the design requirements were to blend in with the existing Lake House [...]

January 6th, 2015|2 Comments

Industry Insider: Tedd Benson – Timber Home Living

Industry Insider: Tedd Benson - Timber Home Living. One of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, Tedd Benson is a true champion of the traditional timber frame home — with a modern twist.  Tedd Benson, Founding Owner, Bensonwood & Unity Homes Ask any member of the timber frame community who has had a major impact [...]

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments