CLT RESEARCH | DESIGN

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is a sustainable, sturdy, and attractive structural material becoming a popular choice among designers, developers, and owners. I first discovered CLT while in my masters program at the University of Kansas | School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning. From there, I've grown in knowledge/practice while being a part of teams that have actively pursued this structural material on several buildings.

I'm eager to bring CLT to the upper mid-west market since my relocation to Milwaukee.

At the construction site of the first CLT Office building in Boulder, CO designed by OZ Architecture.

At the construction site of the first CLT Office building in Boulder, CO designed by OZ Architecture.

CLT Samples from various manufacturers

CLT Samples from various manufacturers

CLT - The building material

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Because of its high strength and dimensional stability, it can be used as alternative to concrete, masonry and steel in many building types. - WoodWorks 

Find more information from WoodWorks here: http://www.woodworks.org/design-with-wood/building-systems-clt/

CLT Research in full swing!

CLT Research in full swing!

Assembly research

Precedent studies have been a major influence towards understanding the details and systems integration with CLT. Partnerships with manufacturers around the globe, structural engineers, City planners & code reviewers will all be key in brining this material to the United States on a larger scale. 

This is a diagram I created showing the life cycle of Cross-Laminated Timber - from harvested tree to constructed building and back to building material. Showcased on the website for  Platte15 , Denver's first CLT office bundling.

This is a diagram I created showing the life cycle of Cross-Laminated Timber - from harvested tree to constructed building and back to building material. Showcased on the website for Platte15, Denver's first CLT office bundling.