The building industry is changing rapidly as developers respond to tenant and user demand for healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable design and construction. An age-old building material has emerged, assembled in new ways to become a new alternative.
Rejecting the high carbon footprint of concrete and steel, Mass Timber offers fire resistance, light weight, structural integrity, exposed beauty, rapid on-site assembly, and sustainable attributes. Architects and engineers are pushing the design and structural boundaries of Mass Timber with buildings up to 14 stories in the US and a recent announcement in Canada of a Net-Zero Building, utilizing Mass Timber with cross-brace frame with tuned mass damper technology, reaching 35 stories.
Join ULI Oklahoma March 11th as manufacturing representatives, engineers, and architects discuss Mass Timber projects now underway in the southwest region of the United States. Hear what the designers, builders, and manufacturers have discovered as the pace of Mass Timber development in this part of the country increases.
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AIA Continuing Ed Credits made possible by AIA Eastern Oklahoma:
- Prerequisite Knowledge: none
- HSW Justification: The health, safety and sustainability of using mass timber will be discussed in detail throughout the presentation. The benefits on the welfare of students, faculty, and surrounding communities are far greater in using mass timber as opposed to steel or concrete for buildings.
Sherry Mundell resides in Austin TX, and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and was a practicing structural consultant for 13 years designing commercial buildings of all material types throughout the Southeast US. Sherry began specializing in wood structures when she joined Woodworks in 2014; where she focused on assisting architects, engineers, and code officials on the practical implementation of building codes and design strategies for Mass Timber buildings. She joined Structurlam in 2020 to support the expanded production of the Conway AR facility.
Ethan Martin brings a wealth of engineering design experience, particularly with his advocacy in mass timber building construction. He has conducted feasibility reports and educational presentations for clients and project stakeholders for a decade; collaborated with state officials setting new precedents in prescriptive building codes; and started tall mass timber building in the US by setting up a prescriptive, performance-based process at the state level with a guaranteed building permit. Ethan contributed to the publication Tall With Timber, a tall mass timber case study in Seattle and also co-founded the International Mass Timber Conference with Forest Business Network in Portland.
Cory Scrivner is our Mass Timber Specialist located in Dallas, TX. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered Engineer-In-Training. Since joining our team in 2016 he has been promoting CrossLam CLT panels starting in Southern California and during that time was a member of the first teams to complete a commercial CLT project in San Diego and Los Angeles. In 2018 Cory relocated to Texas to grow the Southeastern U.S. market while still providing in-person design help for our project teams in Southern California as needed.
Darrell Whatley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a Vice President with Kirksey Architecture and serves as a project manager on the Collegiate team. He has 23 years of experience focusing on higher education buildings that have ranged from 1,000 bed student housing, dining halls, classroom buildings to workforce training facilities. Currently he is managing the design of two mass timber collegiate projects. The first is the nation’s largest collegiate instructional building for San Jacinto Community College at 122,000 square feet. The second is a 5 story, 166 bed New Hanszen College for Rice University at 56,000 square feet. He has developed new detailed design approaches with the use of mass timber in these facilities with a thoughtful approach to sustainability. Recently he has presented and actively promoted mass timber at the San Jacinto College’s Gulf Coast Mass Timber Conference, Woodworks Texas Wood Design Symposium, and the Gulf Coast Green Conference.
Steve is an Executive Vice President and Director of Collegiate Projects at Kirksey. With more than 20 years’ experience over a broad spectrum of project types, Steve has managed and led clients to a number of successful and award-winning projects. Having joined the firm in 1997, Steve was the founder of the firm’s Outreach Committee to strengthen the firm’s community outreach goals. He then initiated the startup of what is now the Community Projects team, which he led for 12 years. In 2010, he transitioned to Kirksey’s Collegiate Team, which he now leads and is active on campuses across the state of Texas. He is a graduate of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Planning Institute and member of organizations that actively promote an integrated planning process for campus development.