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May 27, 2021

Building Tall with Mass Timber

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Building Tall with Mass Timber


Manufactured mass timber allows buildings to be built faster, more sustainably with a smaller carbon footprint than steel and concrete, and with a natural look which is healthier for space users. In Charlottesville, Virginia, the tallest mass timber building in the state is rising with the eight-story 187,000 sq. ft. Apex Clean Energy Headquarters building. In Washington D.C., a two-story 105,000 sq. ft. vertical expansion of 80 M Street, a Class-A office property, is the District’s first mass timber commercial office project.

Join the Institute for a Sustainable Earth and the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason University for a discussion with architectural firms William McDonough + Partners and Hickok Cole on these two pioneering real estate developments. Our featured speakers are:

Eric Ross – Partner, William McDonough + Partners
Eric Ross has more than 20 years of experience in the building design and construction industry. After four years of service in the Army, he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ross joined William McDonough + Partners in 2013, with a background in hospitality, commercial, and high-end residential projects.

Thomas Corrado – Senior Associate, Hickok Cole
Thomas Corrado has been part of Hickok Cole Architects since graduating from Clemson University in 2006 with a master’s of architecture. Corrado has worked on a variety of projects ranging from large scale commercial interiors for the Department of Justice, to build to suit projects that include the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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May 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm