Mass Timber Schools: Lessons from the Field


A4LE Washington Chapter Presentation

Renton, WA


Craig Curtis

Date & Time:

05.14.2024 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Is mass timber the right choice for schools? The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Washington Chapter May dinner presentation will explore the ins-and-outs of planning, designing and building mass timber schools. Learn why mass timber is unique from a design and construction standpoint and strategies to make mass timber projects pencil in the real world. With the potential to radically reduce carbon emissions while also delivering stimulating, biophilic environments that can improve learning outcomes, is mass timber the new model for educational spaces?

Join Mithun partner Craig Curtis for “Mass Timber Schools: Lessons from the Field” to learn more about mass timber structural systems appropriate for school buildings, as well as design and construction strategies that optimize mass timber for cost competitiveness, speed of construction and reduce risk. The panel will outline building code pathways for the use of mass timber in K-12 buildings and how biophilic design within schools can promote learning, maximize health, well-being and connection to nature.

Craig will moderate a panel discussion including Skanska USA director of mass timber and prefabrication Dean Lewis, Cornerstone vice president Sam Corner, Mahlum associate principal Joe Mayo and Timberlab preconstruction manager Taylor Cabot.

Register for the project tour and dinner presentation here.

Date Posted: 05.14.2024