Architecture School Expansion Uses Timber as Teaching Tool

Think Wood
April 24, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

A mass timber addition at the new University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture will serve as a living laboratory. Currently under construction, the new University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture Expansion is a collaboration between Boston-based NADAAA and locally-based HDR. The building will be the first mass timber architecture school in the United States and promises to be a unique new teaching tool. …With a focus on sustainability and carbon reduction, the addition was initially designed to be 100% mass timber, but the team developed a more cost-efficient design by converting the interstitial support spaces between the existing building and the new studios to conventional steel framing. …The precision of prefabricated mass timber construction leads to minimal waste and safe, efficient work on site. …“It’s going to be great to have this living laboratory for students for generations to come,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Architecture Dean Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg said.

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