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Why Select Mass Timber

For the same price of a typical VCT floor, we applied a concrete topping slab, producing a more robust and aesthetic finish.

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Why Select Mass Timber

Experientially, using mass timber can obtain a higher grade of finish which has both visual and performance benefits. 

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Why Select Mass Timber

Due to the prefabricated nature of most mass timber members, construction schedules are reduced and more efficient.

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Why Select Mass Timber

Our projects have typically used a hybrid structural system that includes steel columns and beams with CLT slabs and walls. 

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Why Select Mass Timber

Mass timber buildings can be cost equivalent to traditional structural approaches. 

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Why Select Mass Timber

Our new white paper explores the various advantages of selecting mass timber as the primary building material, especially in schools.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

Spray fireproofing and sheetrock wraps are not necessary in mass timber projects, eliminating such costs and allowing structural elements to remain exposed.

Our new white paper different types of mass timber available and the techniques that can used to employ its use in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

Mass timber is safe: charring properties of wood act as fireproofing so that fire can’t penetrate to the depth of the structural core of the member.

Our new white paper covers the different mass timber products available and the techniques that can be used to employ them in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

Hybrid solutions like this are based on a combination of programming and dimensional constraints which determine the appropriate structural system 
of a project. 

Our new white paper covers the different mass timber products available and the techniques that can be used to employ them in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

MHA has experience with hybrid wood and steel structural systems.

Our new white paper covers the different mass timber products available and the techniques that can be used to employ them in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

Mass timber products include plywood, medium-density fiberboard, laminated
veneer lumber, glulam and cross laminated timber, nail laminated timber, and dowel laminated timber.

Our new white paper covers the different mass timber products available and the techniques that can be used to employ them in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Mass Timber Techniques

Our new white paper covers the different mass timber products available and the techniques that can be used to employ them in building construction.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #constructiontechniques #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

In the last few years alone, the use of CLT in projects across the continent has exploded.
 
Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

There are now a number of CLT manufacturers based in North America.
 
Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

CLT is more sustainable and affordable than concrete, masonry and steel in some applications.

Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

The process optimizes the structural values of wood and reduces wastage.

Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

It is a flexible building system, because the panels are factory prefabricated to the size specified by the design.

Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

CLT is made up of 3-7 layers of lumber glued together to create strong, stable and rigid structural elements.

Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Development of the Mass Timber Industry

Introduced in the 1990s in Austria and Germany, CLT's innovation is in its ability to integrate the framing, insulation and sheathing or sub-floor for the walls, floors and roof.

Our latest white paper traces the industrial growth and development of mass timber as a commercial building material, from its historical applications to the present day.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Ganeinu Academy, Queens, NY

The project accommodates Ganeinu’s growth projections, supports their pedagogical program, and reinvigorates their dilapidated existing building, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Ida.

Classrooms are divided into large and small ateliers and provide endless variety of visual interest and interaction. The architecture facilitates interaction between children or between children and teachers.

 
#greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #institutionalarchitecture #longetivity #schooldesign #cltbuildings #schoolbuildings
Ganeinu Academy, Queens, NY

The masterplan imagines a family of buildings that interlock ideas and approaches to combine a school and community center that support the needs of students and their families.

The plan of the addition is generated by a deep analysis of the Emilio Reggio teaching method to create irregular shaped classrooms that support the collaborative approach of the pedagogy in combination with an intensive look at the zoning lot requirements. The idealized classroom is allocated around the irregularly shaped zoning lot to unlock a complex jigsaw of program requirements that allow the school to function properly.

 
#greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #institutionalarchitecture #longetivity #schooldesign #cltbuildings #schoolbuildings
Role of the Architect

As the building becomes inhabited, we continue to work with the client to understand its performance and needs as the community and building evolve together.

MHA shares the studio's understanding of the role of an architect today and the design process that drives our projects.

#martinhopp #corevalues #architecturedesign #creativeprocess #sustainability #architectureoffice #buildingdesigners #roleofanarchitect #architectsoftoday #designprocess #officeculture #mha
Role of the Architect

Designing a building is an ongoing, iterative process that involves many versions until the final building is open and ready for use.

MHA shares the studio's understanding of the role of an architect today and the design process that drives our projects.

#martinhopp #corevalues #architecturedesign #creativeprocess #sustainability #architectureoffice #buildingdesigners #roleofanarchitect #architectsoftoday #designprocess #officeculture #mha
Role of the Architect

We work through many rounds of review and change with everything in play.

MHA shares the studio's understanding of the role of an architect today and the design process that drives our projects.

#martinhopp #corevalues #architecturedesign #creativeprocess #sustainability #architectureoffice #buildingdesigners #roleofanarchitect #architectsoftoday #designprocess #officeculture #mha
Role of the Architect

The entrance and major spaces like the gym and cafeteria are arranged based on the site organization.

MHA shares the studio's understanding of the role of an architect today and the design process that drives our projects.

#martinhopp #corevalues #architecturedesign #creativeprocess #sustainability #architectureoffice #buildingdesigners #roleofanarchitect #architectsoftoday #designprocess #officeculture #mha