This year’s Maine Mass Timber Design Competition is intended to generate design ideas and test implementation of an emerging technology that hold specific promise for the state economy.


Remote Mass Timber Wilderness Lodge – Open Ideas Competition

Maine Huts & Trails maintains a network of backcountry trails and remote wilderness lodges woven through the woods and mountains of western Maine that provide a unique opportunity to explore and discover this beautiful region. The goal of this year’s competition is to study and develop a design concepts for a new hut on a established backcountry site, as well as to explore the implementation of mass timber construction technologies in a remote location. A detailed Design Brief is available here and response to questions will be posted to this site until the close of registration in August.


  • Open to Professionals and Students
  • Open to Teams of up to four members
  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged


Registration Opens: Friday, June 29, 2018
Registration Closes: Monday, August 13, 2018
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm EST


Registration is free


First Prize project will be recognized with a $5,000 award. Winners will be announced at the October 11th Awards Ceremony at University of Maine Mass Timber Conference at University of Maine, Orono, Maine All entries will be displayed at the Awards Ceremony, and on our website.

The 2018 jury will be based in Portland, Oregon