Firms involved in the design and construction of the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Chicago Horizon, the winner of Lakefront Kiosk Competition, will discuss the sourcing, use, and implications of mass timber used in the construction of the kiosk. 

The ethical and environmental advantages of working in mass timber are undeniable. With the introduction of mass timber into the 2015 International Business Code, there is an immense opportunity to discuss, experiment and develop these lightweight and sustainable building materials. Mass timber products are strong, yet much lighter than concrete or steel; they are renewable and can be Forest Stewardship Council certified; and by locking in carbon, they are actually carbon negative. This panel invites industry leaders to discuss recent developments in mass timber construction, their own approaches to these materials, and to speculate on the role mass timber might play in the future of sustainable cities.

Panelists will include: Archie Landreman of WoodWorks;  Will Denton of Trillium Dell Timberworks; and Brett Schneider of Guy Nordenson and Associates and the Chicago Horizon design team. Moderated by Benton Johnson of Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Complimentary lunch provided.
Doors open at noon. Program begins at 12:15.

Chicago Horizon was generously sponsored by BP, Nordic Structures, ReThink Wood, Rhode Island School of Design, Trillium Dell Timberworks, FH Paschen, and Christy Webber Landscapes.