Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Greetings Critical Mass Timber Meetup group!

Our last few gatherings we focused on mass timber code changes and manufacturing needs in Oregon. This month we're switching things up and asking a few designers and builders to more intimately discuss their mass timber projects unfolding in the Portland metro.

Join us (May 23rd) with Emily Dawson from Path Architecture, Brad Nile from Andersen Construction and Jill Asselineau at Skylab Architecture to learn about and discuss "Block 76" and "The Canyons", from testing to project design, development and construction. Read below for a bit more project information. Also, check out Cut My Timber, who worked on the fabrication of components for Block 76. We hope to go in depth on their work at one of our future meetups.

BLOCK 76 - Skylab Architecture and Andersen Construction
General Contractor:
Timber Fabricator:

"Located on a uniquely-small footprint on one of the busiest intersections in Portland, the 5-story (4 stories above ground, 1 partially below ground), 23,202 SF mixed use development will include retail and office space. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) highlights the timber structure above a post-tensioned concrete foundation. Tenants of various types will build a small community of businesses in the facility."

THE CANYONS - Path Architecture
6-story, 110,000 sf; Spring 2020 completion

"Constructed with mass timber and cross-laminated timber along the North Williams corridor in Portland’s Eliot neighborhood, the Canyons will feature light-filled units with open floor plans, a modern, clean design and many of the same amenities of independent living communities, but at a lower cost. Residents will be able to partner with nearby businesses to save on the costs of services such as dining and healthcare, with individual control over how much or how little they use these neighborhood services.


As always there will light refreshments, but due to increasing venue costs we will have sparkling water and lemonade in lieu of a cash bar.

Due to security reasons, doors at 555 SW Morrison will be locked after 6 PM. You can still gain access to the building, there will be a security guard present, just mention the TDI meetup.

We are on the 2nd floor of the Meier and Frank building near Pioneer Square. The entrance is on Morrison. Walk through the double doors and head down a short flight of steps to the elevators. We are directly left of the reception desk in room 2047.

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