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Follow Dwayne Sperber as he advocates to salvage wood from the urban landscape and works with clients to bring urban wood project visions to reality.

Wudeward Supplies Urban Wood to Carthage College

Wudeward Supplies Urban Wood to Carthage College

A college campus should be dynamic, unique, social, and educational. In Kenosha, Wisconsin, a new residence hall at Carthage College embodies just that. Milwaukee-based Workshop Architects designed the building, which overlooks Lake Michigan, to be a...

Fiserv Forum Spreads Environmental and Historical Message

Fiserv Forum Spreads Environmental and Historical Message

Wisconsin Urban Wood featured in new arena The sports and music fans experiencing Fiserv Forum in its first month of operation have been in awe of its upscale interior design, state-of-the-art amenities, and commitment to local sourcing. Materials used for the new...

A Momentous Occasion

A Momentous Occasion

Wudeward Urban Forest Products was honored to present the first Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award to Mandel Group, HGA, and C.D. Smith Construction for their work developing, designing, and building the DoMUS apartment complex in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward....

Mandel Group, HGA and C.D. Smith win first award!

Mandel Group, HGA and C.D. Smith win first award!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Mandel Group, HGA, and C.D. Smith Construction, who together made up the project team for the DoMUS apartment complex in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, have been awarded the first Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award as part of the U.S....

Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome A reception area is a customer’s first impression of a business. Its design sets up the greater context of what their experience will be — if great care has been taken to create the reception area, customers can expect the same if not higher level of care...

Making Room For Sustainable Sourcing

Making Room For Sustainable Sourcing

When a company has publicly committed to sustainable sourcing, corporate social responsibility, environmental conservation, or working with and through the local community, a new construction project is the time to put these philosophies into action. Unfortunately,...

Water-based Finishes Offer Flexibility

Water-based Finishes Offer Flexibility

Nature is in charge of our inventory around here. Nature determines the varying levels of character in each board of urban wood lumber, and it determines the supply volume we have for each species at any given time. When I first engage with clients, more often than...

Wudeward in the News

Wudeward in the News

Urban Milwaukee recently provided a sneak peek at Mandel Group’s DoMUS apartment development in the Historic Third Ward. The writer, Jeramey Jannene, said the apartments take luxury rentals to a whole new level. One feature he called out was the Wudeward-supplied wood...

U.S. Green Building Council Adds Urban Wood Category

U.S. Green Building Council Adds Urban Wood Category

Wudeward Urban Forest Products and the U.S. Forest Service will sponsor a new category for the 2018 U.S. Green Building Council Transformation Awards, called Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization. Next year, Wudeward will select a winning project that demonstrates...

WUW Signs Green Tier Charter

WUW Signs Green Tier Charter

Urban wood utilization hit a milestone on Friday, April 28, when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources signed a Green Tier Charter with Wisconsin Urban Wood. Through the charter, the DNR recognizes WUW as a leadership organization committed to ending urban...

Urban Heroes, Urban Wood Art Exhibit

Urban Heroes, Urban Wood Art Exhibit

A Fresh Perspective Wudeward Urban Forest Products and members of Wisconsin Urban Wood are proud to be part of a travelling art exhibit called Urban Heroes, Urban Wood. This important exhibit was initially created to celebrate Black History Month in Milwaukee. It has...

Custom Urban Wood Conference Table

Custom Urban Wood Conference Table

Earlier this year, Wudeward Urban Forest Products worked with an international commercial real estate company to help source, design, build, and install an urban wood conference table in its downtown Milwaukee office. The table would not be hidden in a conference...

Innovations in Urban Forestry Award

Innovations in Urban Forestry Award

In December, I was honored to help present Tom Kubula and Gerard Capell with the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council's Innovations in Urban Forestry Award. This award was given to Tom and Gerard for their role in developing the first urban wood specification based on...

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