Designing Our Future | 014

A Regionally Inspired Parking Garage

masstimber1As always, we believe we could be far more innovative in designing and constructing a living and sustainable downtown. I came across this little story on NPR and just wanted to share it as inspiration from the Northwest. Here is a snippet, “Employing a unique engineered wood product only recently produced by Oregon mills, a UO student team has won an Honorable Mention in a competition hosted by the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region.dt.common.streams.StreamServer

The students in Professors Judith Sheine and Mark Donofrio’s spring studio designed a parking structure using Oregon’s newest structural wood product—cross-laminated timber, or CLT—an exceptional accomplishment in architectural education and design practice.” Go here for the rest.

Wouldn’t it be great to see some of our own designers be able to participate, use regional inspiration and resources, in the design and construction of our downtown buildings and community. Cheers!

One response to “Designing Our Future | 014

  1. You don’t have to go to Oregon for this product. There is an architect right here in Asheville at 10 N. Spruce Street who has been promoting this product for years. Check out his website. http://www.cltusa.org/

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