atelierjones is excited to announce that we were awarded two USDA/USFS grants as part of two collaborative teams relating to our seven year commitment to research with Mass Timber. These grants are the result of the firm’s multi-year design, research and teaching on the topic.
The first USFS grant is to assist a multi-disciplinary team with conducting fire testing in Sweden, in conjunction with the American Wood Council, to determine parameters around the degree of visibility and exposure of mass timber in buildings. The second was jointly awarded to Urban Visions, atelierjones, Swinerton Construction, DCI and McKinstry. atelierjones will be collaborating with these partners to conduct applied design research on mass timber/hybrid floor assemblies within an office environment.
atelierjones was also awarded a grant last month from The Nature Conservancy to assist in building modeling for LCA analysis in conjunction with our partners in the UW COE/School of Environment and Forest Sciences.
All of this work has strong foundations in research and collaboration. Additionally, the two design studios, lead by Susan Jones, founder of atelierjones, were critical in the development of this research. The studios were conducted at the UW Department of Architecture, including faculty and students, with collaboration from Construction Management and SEFS/COE over the last six years.
To learn more about the US Forest Services’ grants for Wood Innovation, follow the link below: