Photo © Benjamin Benschneider Mass-timber guru Michael Green has completed his latest project “Catalyst” for the University of Eastern Washington in Spokane. Green explains that the five-storey, 1,500 square foot building, a central atrium with two wings, needed to be “aesthetically and programmatically neutral.” From the Katerra site: The building is intended to demonstrate the… Read more »
Wooden sky scrapers just got a boost as British Columbia doubles their height limits. Buoyed by sustainable architects and engineers, the idea of the wooden skyscraper has garnered more support in BC as sustainability takes center stage. Vancouver was first to build a wooden sky scraper with the 18-floor Brock Commons Building which is not… Read more »
The recognized need for sustainability is seeing the return of wood as our building material of choice. Mass-timber products (wood-engineered construction materials) are able to sequester carbon and are a sustainable, renewable, durable, cost-effective and beautiful option gaining traction in North American markets.
Andrew Waugh is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects and one of the leading advocates of the use of engineered timber and offsite construction. From cinemas to synagogues, Waugh’s award-winning designs are championing the cause of low-carbon construction. His use of new technologies and innovative methods of construction have seen the design of several… Read more »