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Green Project Best Project – Community Arts and Sciences Building, Common Ground School


dji_0022-2We were honored to be recognized by Engineering News-Record for our work on the Common Ground High School, a collaboration with Gray Organschi Architecture.

The award was given for Best Regional (New England) Project for 2016 in the Green Project category.

A full list of award winners is available here.


common ground high school CLT green school in new haven


Mass Timber in North America: Expanding the possibilities of wood building design

Common Ground High School, a Bensonwood collaboration with Gray Organschi Architecture, featured by reThink Wood

Savings Bank of Walpole preliminary designBensonwood to build new, green Savings Bank of Walpole in Keene, NH

New branch will be solar powered and feature Bensonwood’s panelized construction.




tedd honored by Keene State College with Granite State Award

KSC Honors William Marvel and Tedd Benson for Contributions to NH and Community

Tedd Benson is selected to receive the 2016 Granite State Award. This award is in recognition of his influence on craftsmanship in construction in New Hampshire, the economic growth that has been spurred by his innovative business model, and his role as an active community member.







Common Ground Construction in New Haven Focuses on Sustainability

by Mary O’Leary for the New Haven Register.

The vision for the new sustainable addition at the Common Ground High School is that a century from now, there will be a ceremony honoring the builders and financial contributors in New Haven who had the foresight in 2015 to make it all possible.




_DSC8536Coming In From The Cold

by Phil Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects

In the Northeast, there is a proud history of the craftsman, the homebuilder, the DIY hero and heroine. They work with sturdy tools, with local materials, with real wood. They brave the mean winters, cut each stick with caution, are frugal with lumber. They measure twice, and cut once. They have done this the same way over many years and the product is consistent, steady, exactly the same as it would have been, had it been built in 1953.

There’s only one problem. We live in a very different world than we did in 1953.



tim olson toronto star“‘Warming huts’ to transform lifeguard stations on Toronto beach,”

The Toronto Star, February 19, 2015.









MNN lloyd alter bensonwood open builtOpen Building Let’s Our Homes Adapt to Change,” Lloyd Alter, Mother Nature Network,” Feb. 17, 2015.










BDG feb 2015Ski-Chic Mountain Retreats,” Boston Design Guide Blog, February 11, 2015.









NH jan feb 2015 Tedd Benson

The Guru of Timber Framing,” feature article on Bensonwood founders Tedd and Christine Benson, New Hampshire Home Magazine, January/February 2015.








bba LEED platinum school masonry heaterBensonwood’s LEED Platinum BBA Mountain Campus wins a Woodworks 2015 Design Award for Regional Excellence. January 2015.









wing back 1Bensonwood designer Tim Olson a Winner in Toronto Architecture Competition, The Torontoist, January 13, 2015.








evodomus cloud home

A New Way to Build: Green, Gorgeous and Prefabricated: A Sheri Koones profile of the 1st Bensonwood – evoDOMUS collaboration. January 7, 2015.







matt risinger aamodt plumb texas prefabTexas Green Builder & Blogger Matt Risinger profiles our Texas Prefab Lake House Project. December 2014.







bba leed platinum plaque

Burr and Burton Academy’s Mountain Campus Boasts SustainabilityGreen Energy Times, October 2014.









pbs in the house

In the House” with Kevin O’Connor | Ken Burns. A three-part series available on the PBS website, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and Bensonwood’s Tedd Benson join This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, September 2014.







nhpr screenshot

New Hampshire Public Radio covered Tim Olson’s Award-winning Coopered Column, currently on display at the Boston Society of Architects, June 30, 2014.









Sustainable Builders in Our Midst Unity Homestedd benson:Green Energy Times, June 15, 2014.







h2 hidden history poster

Bensonwood Featured in History Channel Special, Hidden History in Your House with Kevin O’Connor. May 22, 2014.









urban green santos project

What One Modern House Tells Us About the Future of Urban Building.” Santos Prescott Associates project featured in NextCity magazine, April 2014.


More News

Bensonwood’s Tim Olson recognized in AIA Vermont’s Emerging Professionals Network Competition: Engaging the Public Library, June 11, 2014

Industry Insider: Tedd Benson, the Innovator,” Timber Home Living Magazine, June 2014

Homes Matter” by Tedd Benson, Business Monadnock, May 15, 2014

Inspiring and Building the Next Generation of Residential Energy Professionals, May 2, 2014

LEED Platinum-Certified Bensonwood Project Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, April 29, 2014

walt harrington bookTedd Benson Featured in New Book by Walt Harrington, April 16, 2014





New Tedd Benson YouTube Video: “The Seeds of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Finding Your Way in a Turbulent World,” February 17, 2014

Building Design + Performance: We must reboot our entire industry and create a new operating system.” EcoBuilding Pulse by Tedd Benson

tedd benson coverRaising the Home Building Bar. Bensonwood on DuPont’s Knowledge Builder Blog




Prefab Package Deal, Bensonwood and evoDOMUS: Leveraging Bensonwood’s expertise and industry standing gave evoDOMUS a leg up in the businessCustom Home Magazine, Winter 2013.

A Bensonwood Home featured in New Hampshire Home Magazine, July-August 2013

A Conversation with Tedd Benson About the Road from Fine Carpenter to Fine Businessman.” Fine Homebuilding Magazine. March 1st, 2013.

Pushing the Boundaries of Home Building.” Green Building Advisor, October 2012.

Building-Energy-CoverGreen Building Advisor: Pushing the Boundaries of Home Building: What’s Different About Unity Homes? Part Two of the two part series on Bensonwood and Unity Homes, October 2012.



Maine’s Greenest Building: The Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.” Portland Press Herald, Friday, July 15th, 2011.

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