Thomas Robinson's piece in Architect's Newspaper considers California's potential influence on the timber industry. He says, "The promise of a major market like California supporting mass timber construction will be an incentive for manufacturers to invest in a more advanced supply chain, back new research, and encourage more sustainable forest management."
The article also highlights LEVER project, 843 N Spring Street in Los Angeles, developed with Redcar Properties. The project is a creative office building which features a hybrid structural system that combines a CLT floor system with exposed steel columns and beams.
Building with mass timber addresses our most pressing global challenges, and there is a small window of opportunity to take action on climate change. Thomas says, "It's time for California to step up and demonstrate the progressiveness and leadership that have been key to its prosperity."