News Release

Sansin Corporation Announces Wood Design & Building Sansin Award Winner

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, today announced the winner of the Wood Design & Building Sansin Award. The Sansin Award is part of the renowned 38th annual Wood Design & Building Awards Program, which recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who achieve excellence in wood architecture.

The District of Columbia Public Library – Southwest Library in Washington, DC, designed by Perkins&Will, won the Sansin Award. The library achieved LEED Platinum certification for its environmental design, energy and water conservation strategies, and regionally sourced environmentally responsive materials. The library’s structural wood was manufactured by Sansin partner StructureCraft and protected with Sansin’s eco-friendly coatings. The underside of the DLT and the interior spruce glulam were coated with Sansin’s KP12 UVW in clear. KP12 UVW was also applied to the exterior glulam, which received an additional layer of protection from two coats of Sansin SDF in Light Honey.

“This stunning building is just the latest example of architects turning to mass timber – and Sansin – to create buildings that are not only beautiful today, but will stand the test of time,” says Caroline March-Long, Sansin’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “Sansin has a long track record of protecting mass timber on some of the world’s most impressive wooden structures. Our coatings allow the beauty of the wood to shine through while at the same time offering superior protection.”

A number of other Wood Design & Building Award winners utilized Sansin coatings, including:

• Parc de la Chute-Montmorency — Experience Chute, Québec, Québec, Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker

• Adidas North American Headquarters Expansion, Portland, Oregon, LEVER Architecture and Studio O+A

• Osler Bluff Ski Club, Blue Mountains, Ontario, Williamson Williamson Inc.

• Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, Portland, Oregon, LEVER Architecture

• Idaho Central Credit Union Arena, Moscow, Idaho, Opsis Architecture with Hastings+Chivetta

• Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat Student Housing, Terrace, British Columbia, hcma

• Tsawwassen First Nation Youth Centre project, Nancy Mackin

A video highlighting all of the award winners is available here:

About Sansin  
For 35 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin wood treatments, finishes and preservatives use water, not petroleum solvents, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has offices in the Netherlands and Rhode Island and dealer locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australasia. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit

# # #

Contact: Caroline March-Long, 1-877-726-7461 or