Roundtable – Mass Timber & the Affordable Housing Market

Tallwood Design Institute Roundtable: Mass Timber and the Affordable Housing Market

Wednesday, March 1
2:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Pape Forum, White Stag Block
UO Portland
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

Please join the TallWood Design Institute as they host a roundtable on the potential of mass timber for the affordable housing market. This highly interactive discussion will focus on identifying the potential role of different wood and hybrid building systems and how they might be integrated into Oregon’s affordable housing programs.

A group of experts in affordable housing and building systems, including architects, engineers, construction professionals, for-profit and non-profit developers, and wood product and prefabricated panel manufacturers, will discuss how mass timber can be used to further the production of affordable housing in Oregon. New wood products and computerized production techniques aiding pre-fabrication are changing the way wood is incorporated into buildings. The roundtable will discuss the opportunities and challenges for advanced wood products in the affordable housing industry.

Panelists include:

  • Mike Andrews, Structure
  • Isaac Johnson, Ankrom Moisan Architects
  • Eric McDonnell, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Michael Fifield, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Thomas Robinson, Lever Architecture
  • Mike Steffen, Walsh Construction Co.

Judith Sheine, Moderator; Department of Architecture, University of Oregon
RSVP by Feb. 17 to: Juliana Ruble at

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