The Tallwood Design Institute is the nation’s only multidisciplinary research collaborative that focuses exclusively on the advancement of structural wood products. Its deep expertise in forestry, wood-based materials, engineering and architecture allows for a 360-degree view of the entire advanced wood product supply chain – from forest to frame.
The Institute is equipped with some of the best and largest-scale facilities in the US for the structural testing of wood-based components and related connection systems, coatings and adhesives. It offers a range of structural testing capabilities, such as seismic, fire, durability and acoustic testing. As it relates to design innovation, the Institute leverages the expertise of the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts, which has a 30-year track record of leadership in sustainable design.
Other specific strengths include University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, one of the nation’s premier research labs for energy efficiency,
Finally, it offers a range of services to support the design community and accelerate the adoption of mass timber products, including code compliance/validation, building certification and lifecycle testing.