Gallery Show: March 20 – April 27
Reception: March 27
AIA Seattle, 1911 First Avenue
Timbercity is dedicated to innovative multi-story wood architecture and is supported by the 2011 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship from AIA Seattle. The 2011 recipient, Joe Mayo, traveled through England, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Austria to gain a sound understanding of recent developments in wood construction and design, and also an insight into regional variations in the culture of wood, both historic and contemporary. In these countries, architects, engineers and designers are challenging conventional notions with novel approaches to age-old problems including durability, stability and fire-safety. They are leading a renaissance in the use of wood. Especially in forested regions of Europe, there is a strong and growing passion for new uses for wood, not only because of its sensual material properties, but also for its potential for carbon neutral construction, and its ability to connect and continue the architectural heritage of place. Come see why people are saying timber is the new concrete.
This Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship is funded by Seattle-area members of the AIA College of Fellows and seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and share knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound.
Sponsored by AIA Seattle and WoodWorks. The event and reception are free and open to the public.