Preserving the Past by Educating Our Future
Graduate Students Visit Goodwin
for a Lesson in Reclaimed Wood
Goodwin Company is located just outside of Payne’s Prairie Preserve and within close proximity of the University of Florida (UF) campus. This presents an opportunity for us to actively participate in education and environmental responsibility. Goodwin has partnered with UF to incorporate our antique wood into their contemporary, sustainable design projects, including:
- The Dasburg House, home of Dr. Kent Fuchs, university president. This project featured Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Vertical Heart Pine, Legacy (building reclaimed) Vertical Heart Pine and Curly Heart Pine
- The Otis Hawkins Center for UF athletes, which features 10,000 square feet of sustainable River-Recovered® Heart Pine ceiling and paneling.
- The Periplanómenos Whistles featured on campus and handcrafted using Goodwin’s sinker cypress.
Last year, Goodwin had another opportunity to partner with UF. We hosted graduate students from the school’s architecture program. Jeffrey Forbes taught them about the history of Goodwin’s antique woods and our manufacturing process. He also discussed the benefits of specifying Goodwin’s River-Recovered® and building reclaimed antique heart pine and heart cypress, especially in sustainable design. We believe we have an obligation to introduce students to reclaimed wood while emphasizing the importance of designing with sustainably sourced building materials. Through interactions with upcoming architects and designers, we hope to impact the future to reflect the craftsmanship and resiliency of our past.
Enjoy this short video highlighting their visit.