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CAE: Mass Timber in Schools

The AIA Seattle Committee on Architecture for Education hosts an exploratory presentation and discussion of large-scale wood structures in recently completed regional schools.

Three presentation teams comprising an Architect, Structural Engineer and Builder will present their experiences designing and building mass timber buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

3-story High School Redux
Patrick Donnelly of Integrus Architecture and Max Anderson of Cornerstone Construction review their research into the mass-timber redesign of a 3-story high school they recently opened in the Seattle area. Multiple design approaches were studied for economic viability and measured for embodied carbon emissions and adaptability to educational program.

Seattle and Renton Public Schools
Jason Whitney of Coughlin Porter Lundeen Structural Engineering and Max Anderson of Cornerstone Construction discuss their design process and technical decision-making as well as anticipated construction factors that led to making mass timber a success on Van Asselt School Addition and New Renton Elementary School No. 16.

Edward J Ray Hall, OSU Cascades Campus
Lisa Petterson of SRG Partnership and William Silva of Swinnerton Builders discuss the key partnership and onboarding approaches that led to the successful delivery of a mass timber lab building for Oregon State University.

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This live, virtual event is presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on Architecture for Education with full subtitles. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program. Contact Connor Descheemaker, Member Engagement Manager, with any questions or concerns.


September 29
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938