The Softwood Lumber Board, USDA & Forest Service Fund Wood Innovations Grants

The Softwood Lumber Board
August 28, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Several projects funded in previous years by USDA Forest Service Wood Innovations Grants and supported by matching funds from the SLB are making significant progress—opening up new market opportunities for the softwood lumber industry. This includes a 14-story wood development in Madison, Wisconsin, dubbed Baker’s Place. Madison-based Angus-Young Associates is the architect and structural engineer for the mixed-use development, and Michael Green Architecture is the project designer. Think Wood recently featured the developer, Nate Helbach of The Neutral Project, in a Q&A where he talked about how such low-carbon mass timber projects are of increasing interest to discerning investors. Another one-of-a-kind project to receive funding was an all-wood, three-story building in Portland, Oregon, designed by Waechter Architecture, demonstrating just how much of a building can be constructed using exposed timber components. [This is just one of many articles in the Softwood Lumber Board summer newsletter]

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