Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Portland architect Thomas Robinson is leading a revolution by bringing cross-laminated timber construction of high-rise buildings to Portland and the rest of the United States.
His two new multi-story building projects — Albina Yard in North Portland and Framework in the Pearl District — are setting the pace for cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction. He hopes it will start a trend.
Robinson’s mass wood and CLT style is fresh in the USA, although it is well known in Europe. The work of his company, Lever Architecture, was on display along with works by 55 other mass wood companies at the Mass Timber Conference in Portland last week.
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