Hacker is a studio of 50+ united by a desire to create spaces that enrich the world – spaces that make us feel more connected to the landscape, each other, and ourselves.
We believe that architecture is best when it’s an honest expression of the people and institutions it serves when it interacts dynamically with its surroundings and makes humble use of the earth’s resources. More than a craft or practice, we see architecture as a calling to create beauty and serve humanity, requiring from each of us our deepest listening, questioning, curiosity, and engagement.
We have always been drawn to natural and regional materials, and have been designing with mass timber for decades. We are excited by the possibilities that new and emerging mass timber technologies are bringing to the design and construction industries; regional economic development; and to more environmentally sustainable design solutions. We are driven to expand the boundaries of mass timber construction through our network of mass timber industry partners, frequent presentations on the lecture circuit, and research on mass timber’s carbon impact, innovative technologies, and applications.