In just over a month, the AIA National Convention is coming to Atlanta to celebrate world class innovations in architecture, new materials and technology. If you haven’t booked your ticket already, here is a chance to attend one of the largest architecture events, free of charge!
reThink Wood is offering a full pre-paid pass to the AIA National Convention ($1,025 value) to one lucky ArchDaily reader. The winner will also be able to meet with architects on site that are passionate about innovative design with wood in mid-rise, and even high-rise structures.
To win, just answer the following question in the comments section before April 20 at 12:00PM EST: What is your favorite example of wood in architecture?
As part of their annual attendance at the AIA National Convention, reThink Wood will be hosting a variety of activities on site to discuss how wood buildings are growing to new heights. Thanks to its design flexibility and new technologies, wood is being celebrated by architects as a solution for urban design.
Attendees are invited to personally meet with experts at the reThink Wood booth (#1345), such as author Joe Mayo of Mahlum Architects, and technical director Scott Breneman of U.S. WoodWorks who is hosting an education session during the conference.
reThink Wood events taking place throughout the convention include:
To kick off the conversation about sustainable architecture and the growing trend of timber in the urban environment, AIA attendees are invited to participate in reThink Wood’s annual Twitter chat at the conference. This year’s AIA Twitter chat will include a panel of architects and engineers to share their learnings and experience designing with wood. Participants are encouraged to gather in-person at the reThink Wood booth for the conversation, or join virtually using the hashtag #AIATimberTalk.
2. Celebrity Book Signing – Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology & Design
Joe Mayo, Author and Architectural Designer – Mahlum Architects
Friday, May 15 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
reThink Wood Booth (#1345)
Largely overlooked in the development of Modernism, timber architecture is making a comeback in the 21st century with the success of designers such as last year’s Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, and the push toward timber towers from large influential firms such as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). As highlighted in his new book, “Solid Wood: Case studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology & Design,”Mahlum architect Joe Mayo will be discussing his research of new mass timber architecture around the world to reveal this construction type’s unique appeal and potential.
Guests are invited to meet with Joe at the reThink Wood booth to discuss developments in mass timber architecture and ask questions about his research.
3. Wood Construction in the Urban Environment: Innovative Mid-Rise Buildings
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Scott Breneman, Senior Technical Director – WoodWorks
Saturday, May 16 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.
CE Theater B
As steel skyscrapers give way to wood structures, the urban landscape has changed dramatically. More and more designers are embracing the benefits of timber, so five- and six-story wood buildings are rising up among traditional concrete and steel shells.
This session will offer an overview of the structural systems, design strategies, and code paths that are helping to expand the use of wood framing in mid-rise construction including case studies from around North America, and a look at research and development underway supporting tall wood buildings up to 30 or more stories within a generation. Attendees should be prepared to ask and answer questions!
Remember, to enter to win your AIA Pass, answer the following question in the comments section before April 20 at 12:00PM EST: What is your favorite example of wood in architecture?