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Editor’s pickSwimming among the trees

05-12-2017
swimming pool, CLT, London, school, wood architecture

Image: Hawkins Brown Freemen’s School in Ashtead, England, boasts a new swimming facility with an exposed timber frame and deep, large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding woodland. Nestled amongst the trees, architecture firm Hawkins \ Brown chose white-stained cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber for the roof …

Editor’s pickProject feature: Wood in schools

01-11-2017
wood construction, architecture, schools

Wood works super well in school construction, as demonstrated in Lord Kitchener Elementary School in Vancouver. Lord Kitchener Elementary School was established in 1914 in what was then the municipality of Point Grey, now the neighbourhood of Dunbar on Vancouver’s west side. The original wooden schoolhouse reached capacity in the early …

Camping in the green: CLT shines in Girls Scouts of Utah cabins

03-04-2017
Girl Scouts of Utah, CLT, cross laminated timber, School of Architecture, University of Utah

Three summer cabins that now stand in the Girl Scouts of Utah (GSU) Trefoil Ranch Camp are a product of a partnership between GSU and the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. The project aimed to raise awareness of careers in the AEC industry for women and to provide opportunities for architecture students to engage in …