Mass timber construction is on the rise from the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South, promising new potentialities in tactile design and engineering, all while offering aesthetically pleasing solutions to sustainability goals. TimberCon 2021, hosted in partnership with the Mass Timber Institute, will foreground exemplary timber projects across North America, identify best-case practices for their assembly, and spotlight emerging technologies within this exciting field on March 18 and 19.
The two-day conference will start with addresses from our keynote speakers: “Building a Global Carbon Sink” with Alan Organschi, principal at Gray Organschi Architecture, and “Engineering Timber for the 21st Century” with Andrew Lawrence, structural engineer and associate director at ARUP.
Each keynote will be followed by two presentations and discussion-based panels. Panelists include DIALOG associate architect Ryan McClanaghan; Opsis Architecture partner Alec Holser; associate architect with Fast + Epp Robert Jackson; Sidewalk Labs director of building innovations and mass timber expert Kristin Slavin; Perkins&Will senior associate Matthew Covall; Smoke Architecture principal and master lecturer Eladia Smoke; president of the Carpenter’s District Council of Ontario, Mike Yorke; Schiller Projects design principal Aaron Schiller, and Rogers Partners associate Partner Vince Lee.
More information on the conference can be found here.