Mass Timber in Appalachia | Feb. 5 – University of Kentucky College of Design
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Mass Timber in Appalachia | Feb. 5

“Mass Timber in Appalachia” is a virtual symposium that invites architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, forest product experts, students, and community members to explore the possibilities and challenges of developing advanced wood products in the Appalachian region. Both panelists and registered participants will be able to offer comments and pose questions relevant to their field of expertise to stimulate discussion across disciplines.

 

Panelists
Scott Francisco, Pilot Projects
Eric Ross, William McDonough + Partners
Barb Simpson, Oregon State University
Andy Ruff, Gray Organschi Architecture
Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech
Thang Dao, University of Alabama
Jared Arnett, The Future of Rural

Agenda

Friday, Feb. 5 

9-9:10 a.m. Introduction

9:10-9:40 a.m. Opening Keynote: Scott Francisco, Founder of Pilot Projects and Cities4Forests

9:40-11 a.m. Panel Presentations and Discussion:

Scott Francisco, Pilot Projects (Moderator)
Eric Ross, William McDonough + Partners
Barb Simpson, Oregon State University
Andy Ruff, Gray Organschi Architecture
Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech
Thang Dao, University of Alabama
Jared Arnett, The Future of Rural

11-11:30 a.m. Q&A Session

11:30 a.m.-Noon Breakout Sessions

Noon-12:45 p.m. Breakout Reporting and Group Discussion

12:45-1 p.m. Next Steps

Click here to register and reserve your spot. An email containing the Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

 

Organizers
Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, College of Engineering
Chad Niman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Bruce Swetnam, School of Architecture
Joe Brewer, College of Design
Brent Sturlaugson, School of Architecture

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Office of Sustainability

Mass Timber in Appalachia | Feb. 5