Media outlets are highlighting an award for a City of Springfield parking garage concept developed in part by UO architecture students. The Register-Guard and The Portland Business Journal noted the project took top statewide honors, and $155,000 prize money, from Oregon BEST, which encourages sustainability. The funding will provide research, testing, and code documentation via the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design, a new partnership between UO and OSU. The building would be constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT). Last year, a UO student team won Honorable Mention in a competition hosted by the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region for the project.