UMass Building and Construction Technology Program and Boston architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates are this summer hosting a workshop for architecture faculty that provides a thorough background on timber as a building material. See below for more information:



Monday, June 26th – Wednesday, June 28th

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Applications are due May 26th, 11:59pm eastern time. 

Selected attendees will be notified by June 1st

Venue: John W. Olver Design Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Led by: Leers Weinzapfel Associates with support from Building and Construction Technology Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Venue Host: Department of Architecture and Building and Construction Technology Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Led by Tom S. Chung FAIA, Principal Leers Weinzapfel Associates and Professor of Practice in Architecture at Auburn University and Dr. Peggi Clouston, Professor of Wood Mechanics and Timber Engineering, we welcome Tenure-track faculty at accredited Architecture schools throughout the US to apply for an intensive 3-day workshop geared towards equipping faculty interested in teaching Mass Timber design.

Workshop will include lectures and hands on participation in Timber education, design and research along with travel throughout the region visiting industry and professional partners critical to the Mass Timber development: Sustainable Forestry and Harvesting, Lumber production, CLT fabrication and processing, leading architect, engineer and developer team, construction site and built precedents visits.

Application will open on May 4th and due on May 26th. Selected attendees will be announced on June 1st. Travel expenses, including airfare, lodging and meals during the workshop will be provided.

Funded by the Softwood Lumber Board