Parsons School of Design and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) are pleased to announce the third biannual conference on the use of timber in cities as an architectural material. The organizers invite architects, engineers, urbanists, researchers, students and professionals from allied fields to attend and participate in the discourse around building with mass timber in cities.
Timber has the potential to play a vital role in the design and creation of healthy and vibrant urban space on a large scale. This conference will look critically at the current use of mass timber and speculate on the opportunities that the material brings to architecture and urbanism. With voices from multiple disciplines, the goal is to build upon the present discourse around mass timber with an inquiry about the implications for architecture and design; health and material research; and global urbanization and climate change. The conference runs in parallel with the Timber in the City 3 Student Design Competition.