Gritty Pioneer Award, 2017

Awarded by Sustainable Northwest, a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon that works to forge solutions for people and natural systems. Sustainable Northwest places itself at the radical middle of community, economy, and ecology. This unique recognition was awarded to James Arnold for his extraordinary patience, grit, and commitment to sourcing sustainable forest products from our local and regional family forest owners. James continues to encourage other builders and designers to value and support sustainable, local wood.