Unlocking Mass Timber Affordability


Architectural Record Webinar

Online Event


Joe Swain

Date & Time:

07.19.2023 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

In high-density multi-family housing, a critical design question has emerged: can we close the cost gap between concrete and mass timber construction types? If so, then mass timber’s path as the future of housing is clear. However, the answer is unproven and particularly challenging in affordable housing, where wood aesthetics cannot compensate with higher rents.

Join Mithun senior associate Joe Swain for “Unlocking Mass Timber Affordability,” a panel discussion exploring the evolving landscape of mass timber within affordable housing and its potential to revolutionize the sector. Joe will discuss efforts to make mass timber competitive against concrete and steel systems in Type IV-B, 8-story affordable housing, using a case study project located in Santa Cruz, California.

Joe’s co-presenters include 19six Architects design principal Terry Green, Capitol Area Development Authority development manager Renee Funston, and Scott and Molly Cutler of Cutler Development.

Additional information and registration available via: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/events/5230-unlocking-mass-timber-affordability.

Date Posted: 07.19.2023