Mass Timber, Offsite Construction, and Other Sustainable Building Practices: Q&A with Swinerton’s Lisa Podesto

By Sean Wrenn
June 4, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

Lisa Podesto

Lisa Podesto, the new director of mass timber and construction innovation at Swinerton, has long been enthralled by the opportunity mass timber presents for the built world. With over 15 years of experience with the material, Lisa’s journey into mass timber began at the intersection of her interests in sustainable design and innovative construction technologies. “I became captivated [in 2009] by a 9-story mass timber project in London: Stadthaus designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects,” she recalls. …Today, Podesto is published as a peer reviewer and author of the first U.S. CLT Handbook (2012), coinciding with the first U.S.-based cross-laminated timber (CLT) production launch. In a wide-ranging interview, below, Podesto shares some of her extensive knowledge about the innovative material. 

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