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Forum on Architecture + Design Presents Thomas Robinson: Next Generation Mass Timber

Forum on Architecture + Design Presents Thomas Robinson: Next Generation Mass Timber

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Thomas Robinson is the Founder of LEVER Architecture, a design practice based in Portland, Oregon. His firm is widely recognized for material innovation and for pioneering work with Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). Thomas’ projects encompass first-of-their-kind timber buildings for clients such as The Nature Conservancy and Adidas, and include more than $1M in research to develop and test wood building assemblies. He has lectured on mass timber throughout the US, Europe, and South America; and in 2018 served as the USDA Wood Innovation Grant Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas. LEVER was recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies, and in 2017, was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and to the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices.

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) buildings are springing up across the United States, so what is next for mass timber?  Robinson will discuss emerging trends in wood design including hybrid timber structures, sustainable sourcing, building with reclaimed wood, and new engineered timber products. The presentation will focus on several case studies including the Adidas North American Headquarters Expansion and The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon Conservation Center, among others.