5 Mass Timber Higher Ed Projects that Pencil Out

Think Wood
November 8, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Be they classrooms, labs, dining facilities, or rec centers, the physical structures on college and university campuses have a huge impact on how students learn. Mass timber can help create sustainable spaces that contribute to occupant wellness—key ingredients in the recipe for academic success. In fact, Seattle–based architecture firm Mithun released a report that says the use of mass timber in schools can help cut embodied carbon, boost student and staff comfort, and reduce construction timelines (getting students in classrooms faster and saving on site costs) by up to 25%. The following five projects are just a few examples of the cutting-edge facilities that are cropping up on campuses around the country and that showcase how mass timber is helping to solve the equation for achieving sustainable and successful learning environments for their students.

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