University of Montana looks to mass timber to mark forestry heritage – and future

By Todd Seine, Ryan Cheng and Jacob Dunn
The Daily Journal of Commerce
August 31, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

In Missoula, home to the University of Montana, forestry represents heritage — but also opportunity for innovation. The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation is a globally recognized leader for its academic programs, but time has taken a toll on its current facilities. The University of Montana is currently fundraising for a new 56,000 square-foot mass timber science lab and teaching complex, designed by ZGF Architects in association with A&E Design. …This building will embody the University of Montana’s commitment to sustainability and connection to the land and surrounding communities — all while celebrating the past and future of Montana’s wood products industry.

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